How You Can Help?

Make a Tax-Deductible Contribution

Donations made to Friends of Yimbo are completely tax-deductible. You can send us a check or process your donation online via secure Paypal toward a project of your choice. Simply click on the Donate button if you want to pay online.

Host a fundraiser

Friends of Yimbo can provide materials and information packets if you have a group of friends who would like to host a fundraiser. We have supported fundraising ideas such as winetasting parties, art auctions, Africa movie nights, food tasting, youth program initiatives or pennies for Yimbo drive (where students at Vejar & CJ Morris Elementary in Walnut, California raised over $4,000 with this idea).

Volunteer Your Time and Experience

Friends of Yimbo are always in need of nurses, doctors, educators, those with construction background or volunteer based services, to develop program ideas and volunteer services in Yimbo.

Join us on the Annual Humanitarian Trip To Yimbo

Every year, Friends of Yimbo coordinates a trip for a group of volunteers to the village of Yimbo in western Kenya. You get the unique experience to stay in the village for up to 5 days.

Activities include:

  • Fire-side chats while listening to live ohangla luo music
  • Visit to homesteads
  • Painting of classrooms
  • Student desk repair work
  • Repair work for homes that house orphaned children
  • Visit to Lake Victoria fishing beach with a short hike on Got Usenge
  • Tree planting
  • Training and instructional exchange with teachers and classroom visits
  • Construction of water kiosks
  • Learning the Luo culture and history of the clan at grandpa Josiah's homestead
  • Community health workshops
  • Work with the women on micro-enterprise projects
  • Trip ends with a safari in Kenya's largets park - Masai Mara National Park

When:

The trip occurs in the month of June and July for a total of 14 days

Approximate Cost:

Airfare (approx. $2,000); Hotels, Meals, Safari, Transportation and Misc. (approx. $2,100); Humanitarian Donation ($1,500). The traveler gets a full year to raise the donation fee which goes toward the Yimbo projects.

** Please note the above costs are estimates and may change depending on the prevailing exchange rates. **

 

For questions, please email us at friendsofyimbo@gmail.com

 

The Friends Of Yimbo