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With My Own Two Hands celebrates five years of helping Kenyan children in need

Over the past five years, the non-profit has supported hundreds of children

Press Release – Laguna Beach, Calif.With My Own Two Hands, an Orange County-based non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of orphaned children in Africa, celebrates its five-year anniversary this month. To date, the non-profit has provided 77 children with shelter, given 144 students access to education, 783 people access to clean water, 152 children access to food and 71 children have been given new clothes as birthday gifts.

In celebration of its five-year anniversary, WMO2H’s is releasing a documentary, featuring four major projects in Kenya that further the organizations goal of providing education, food, water and shelter to orphaned or disadvantaged children.

St. Ann’s Orphanage

  • After six months of fundraising, WMO2H was able to build a four bedroom home, giving additional children a place to call home at the orphanage. In 2015, WMO2H partnered with EDUN and J.Crew to design and sell clothing, with the profits benefitting St. Ann’s. The funds from the collaboration were used specifically to build a greenhouse, providing fresh vegetables and a sustainable way of life for the kids.

HELGA Rescue Center

  • WMO2H raised more than $77,000 at a documentary screening in July of 2015 to fund a project to build a new dormitory to house 42 girls. The dormitory gives girls a safe place to live freely, while providing them with an education. All 42 beds were filled as soon as the space opened.

AIC Rescue Center

  • In 2015, WMO2H sponsored the education of 27 girls rescued from Female Genital Mutilation and forced early marriage, furthering the organization’s goal to provide a safe space for girls to learn.

The Wholistic Center

  • In February 2015, WMO2H opened a new school at the Wholistic Center in Ruiru, Kenya. In addition, WMO2H renovated an old school building with new windows, fresh paint, a full computer lab and indoor plumbing.
  • In 2013, WMO2H raised $17,000 to drill a water borehole to provide clean drinking water to children at the Wholistic Center. The center now has running water that can be used for drinking and agricultural needs.

Tumanini School

  • A new water borehole was drilled at the Tumanini School in Tumanini, Kenya in December 2015. The school educates over 170 children, and the borehole now provides water for over 400 people in the surrounding communities.

“With the helping hands of so many, our organization has helped provide education and basic necessities to hundreds of children,” said Lindsey Pluimer, founder and CEO of With My Own Two Hands. “We have also helped many projects in Kenya become self-sustainable by generating their own income to support the kids they take care of. We are proud of our work the last five years and look forward to expanding and growing in the next five years ahead.”

For more information on With My Own Two Hands Foundation, including ways to get involved, visit http://www.withmyown2hands.org/.

About With My Own Two Hands

With My Own Two Hands Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is dedicated to improving the lives of orphaned or disadvantaged children in need. With the belief that diminishing poverty must start with the children, the organization’s goal is to provide an education to children in need while making sure they have the necessities of shelter, water, and food. For more information, please visit http://www.withmyown2hands.org/.

 

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