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: PhotoToursInParis.com, ImagesofFashion.com &
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RandyHarrisPhoto.com. Randy will lead LUA's marketing and communications
planning and is also researching European funding sources. Welcome to the LUA
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This issue of LUA News is dedicated to
our dear friend Nancy Ellen Crooks who passed away on September 14, 2009 in
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 funded 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!
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 friends. (see article below)
in Honor of Joseph Fangon
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 Carnes 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
Peaceful 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
LUA recently made a grant of $5,000 to
complete the second floor walls and roof of the director's residence and guest
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 reasons.
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.
support Lift Up Africa's critical efforts to help
African people by making a secure on-line donation.
our board pays for all administrative
expenses, 100% of every dollar we raise
to help African people help themselves.
Asante (thank you)!
Lift Up Africa is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization.
Our tax ID is 74-3116756.
| LIFT UP AFRICA DIRECTORS & STAFF|
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)