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Two New LUA Grants Help Orphans Project
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Photographer Randy Harris joins the LUA Board

Randy Harris, an entrepreneur with more than 27 years of sales and program manage- ment experience, currently lives in Paris, France where he is running three successful photography ventures:, &  Randy will lead LUA's marketing and communications planning and is also researching European funding sources. Welcome to the LUA Board, Randy!

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Issue # 6 Fall 2009

This issue of LUA News is dedicated to our dear friend Nancy Ellen Crooks who passed away on September 14, 2009 in Nairobi, Kenya.
Nancy lived in Kenya for more than 40 years. She was a true visionary and a woman of strong convictions. Her wisdom and knowledge touched countless lives. When she saw an injustice, she sought to make it right and in so doing she played a major role in enhancing the lives of many Kenyan women, children and elderly persons.
It was through Nancy that LUA first began supporting solar cooking projects. Under her leadership, LUA fund
ed solar cooking training and distributions in arid northern Kenya.
We count ourselves among the fortunate souls who benefited from Nancy's wisdom and energy. Her commitment to solar cooking will live through LUA's continuing work in this area.
Nancy, we miss you!

 Nancy Crooks leads solar cooking efforts in northern Kenya

Youth Philanthropy in Action

17-year-old's birthday raises $1,400 to buy solar cooking equipment for East African schools

On August 15, 2009, Joseph Fangon, a senior at St. Ignatius College Preparatory in San Francisco, California, turned 17 years old. In lieu of gifts, he decided to ask the people who joined him at his birthday celebration to make donations to support Lift Up Africa's Solar Cooking in Schools project.

More than 30 people attended Joe's party. Collectively they donated over $1,400 toward LUA's fund to purchase solar cooking equipment for school feeding programs. The Peaceful Home For Children, an orphanage and educational institution in central Kenya, will shortly become the first recipient of solar cooking equipment provided through the generosity of Joe and his friendsTananian born Tua Palangyo with Joseph Fangon and his mother Maria Urquhart.  (see article below) 

Gifts in Honor of Joseph Fangon

Linda Alband & Michael Magnaye - Marlies M. Bruning - The Cloutman Family - Ceres & Lodi De La Paz - Ling Chen & Eric De Vries - Elizabeth Ermitano & Patricia Yadao - Maria Urquhart & Dante Fangon - Roy Ferreira - Delores Fierro - Joyce & David Froelich - Dillon Dutton & Jennifer Gorospe - Juanito H. Gatpandan - David & Cecilia Kim - Leah Leavy - Laarni Basilio Lindow - Angie Lo - Evelyn & Renato Nieva - Tua  - Paul Seliga - Ebrahim Shabudin - Ricardo Tiutan - Benjamin Werr - Helen Wu - Wai Hang Yeung - and CContribute Button LUA Grnarnes Piano Company - Patio Filipino

Help LUA provide solar cooking equipment to more schools and orphanages
(There's a space on the secure donations page to tell us you want to support solar cooking in schools.)

Two New LUA Grants Help Orphans Project

The Peaceful Home For Children, a new orphanage project in central KenyaPeaceful Home for Children is a growing orphanage project in the Kirinyaga area of northern Kenya. Once completed, the compound will comprise five buildings in which the children will reside along with a house mother, another building that will house a kindergarten for the younger children and paying customers, and a residence to house the projects directors and provide living quarters for visitors that may come to support the orphanage.

LUA recently made a grant of $5,000 to complete the second floor walls and roof of the director's residence and guest housing. 

Peaceful Home has a small kitchen where wood fuel is used to prepare meals for the orphans. The kitchen is tiny and smoky when busy. Black soot and particulate matter stick to the walls and wooden frame. This is not a good situation for both health and fire safty Peaceful Home's kitchen areareasons. 

To help improve these conditions, LUA's made a $500 grant from the funds raised at Joseph Fangon's birthday fundraiser. These funds will purchase (1) parabolic cooker and pot, (2) large fireless cookers, the pots that fit into the fireless cookers, (1) box cooker and several days of solar cooking training.
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Bill Longbrake (President) - Rick Levy (Secretary-Treasurer) - Sam Muinde (Vice President) - Larry Donahoo
    Anne V. Farrell - Kenneth G.Y. Grant - Randy Harris - Linda Alband, CFRE (Chief Administrative Officer)