Local Non-Profit Organizes Charity Climb for Orphans in Kenya


How far would you go to make a difference?
The proverbial extra mile?
The ends of the earth?
How about the summit of Africa’s tallest mountain?

Nomad Charities, a Bend, based non-profit, is organizing a charity climb up Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa to raise money for their development project in Kibwezi, Kenya. Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain on the continent, with a summit of 19,340 ft. The climb is scheduled for October 19-29 and will be led by Simon Mtuy of Summit Expeditions & Nomadic Experience. Nomad Charities develops sustainable programs that positively impact individuals and communities located in Kenya. Its work is focused in the areas of orphan support, education, health care, organic farming and clean water projects. These programs are designed to serve within the existing social framework, maintaining particular sensitivity to local culture and tradition.

When you join Climb for a Cause you’ll embark on two incredible journeys. One, to summit Mount Kilimanjaro, the other, to raise funds to complete construction of a 36-bed orphanage in Kibwezi, Kenya. Nomad Charities asks that you raise up to $10,000 for Nomad Charities by collecting pledges from your friends, family, and your workplace. We are here to help you accomplish this goal, and will provide you with suggestions on how to raise money for your climb. Climb for a Cause is an adventure trek benefiting Kibwezi children orphaned by the ravages of HIV/AIDS. You don’t have to be a hard-core climber to participate.

Information: 389-0310 or www.nomadcharities.org to sign up or learn more.


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