22 in 22 Campaign!

28 Jun

We are very excited to be collaborating with one of our partners, Neema International, on their 22 in 22 campaign, aiming to raise $22,000 in 22 days!

In support of the 22 in 22 campaign, one of our team, Eric Nelson, will be running the Spanish River Half Marathon (in Northern Ontario) on July 21, 2013 on behalf of Tuleeni Orphanage. If you would like to sponsor him, please make a donation to Help Build Tuleeni a Home! A donation of just $22 is a little more than a dollar per kilometer ran (21km).

Thank you for your continued kindness and support!

We have walls!

14 Jun

First level walls

After some unfortunate delays and a rainy season that seemed to have lasted forever, we have finally been able to continue with construction! Now we have some beautiful new walls for the first level of the building!! Thanks to the rainy season, our Bougainvillea¬† fence is growing in rapidly! Please continue to donate as it is your donations that are making this at all possible. We can’t do it without you! Thank you, and don’t stop checking back for more updates!!

We’re Officially a Nonprofit!

8 Nov

As of October 17, 2012 The Faraji Foundation is an official nonprofit corporation! We are so excited to share this news with all of you! What does this mean to you as Tuleeni supporters?

We will be saving on our overhead expenses by reducing the transaction fee for all donations. We are currently charged 7% through Global Exchange, and if you are one who prefers to donate online through Google, we are charged an additional 3%, resulting in a 10% loss of donations. Once we get our 501c3 status, we will receive all 100% of your donations! We do plan to look into using an online donation platform still, but this will result in only 2.9% transaction fee. Much better! This will also allow you to see how much of an impact your donation makes in real time.

We will still be running primarily as the Build Tuleeni A Home project, but we will have the ability to also dedicate (with donor approval) a small portion of our funds to go towards education fees, running Akili Daycare and Nursery School, and supporting Mama Faraji’s sustainability through pig pen workshops that she teaches to local women’s groups!

So, really, not much is changing but our name!

Please stay tuned and be on the look out for our transition into The Faraji Foundation!