Imagine a world where young adults don’t have access to food, clean water, or a safe place to sleep. For many who are living in small remote African villages, this is their reality. That’s why the START group is organizing a fundraiser, taking place March 2 to April 1, 2020, in partnership with the ISA Foundation, to build a transitional home for teens living at the House of Hope orphanage in Kenya.
About House of Hope
Established in 2008, House of Hope, an outreach of SERV International, is an orphanage located in Lodwar, Kenya. The orphanage provides a safe and healthy environment for more than 60 at-risk children between the ages of 4 and 18 who have been rescued from extreme and unbearable living conditions. Boys and girls at House of Hope receive nutritious meals, clean drinking water, healthcare, hygiene awareness, and psychological support.
But once a child turns 18, they are no longer able to reside at House of Hope as mandated by the local government.
“We’re faced with a major problem, and we have to find a solution,” said Steve Kasha, founder and CEO of SERV International. “A transitional home would keep them on the property and provide a good start to their next phase of life.”
How To Get Involved
Earlier this year, several members from the START team voiced their desire to explore more opportunities to make a difference in people’s lives through a charitable giving project. After learning about the challenging situation these young adults are facing, this tightknit community of Isagenix Independent Associates aged 18 to 35 wanted to get involved. Some of the START leaders reached out to the ISA Foundation to launch a campaign and raise funds to construct a transitional home for House of Hope orphans.
“We are an age and demographic of young people who get things done,” said START Ambassador Meagan Smith. “Together, we can make a huge impact.”
The fundraising goal of $100,000 will provide the foundation structure for the transitional home, including bedrooms, a kitchen, plumbing, and a roof. A service trip to visit the completed project in Kenya is being planned for later this year.
In addition, Isagenix has committed to supporting this effort by giving 5% of all profits from BĒA™ Sparkling Energy Drink purchased and sold by START members to the campaign.
If you’d like to learn more about the START fundraiser or obtain information about the upcoming service trip, please visit ISAFoundation.net. To donate directly to the campaign, visit ISAFoundation.net/Donate.