Walk for Food and Thought Update!

A big Thank You to all of the participants who made our Walk for Food and Thought such a success. We are thrilled to announce that we have been able to make a donation to The Community FoodBank of New Jersey of over $5,500, while also supporting our own ongoing efforts in Kenya with an equal amount!

The mission of The Walk for Food for Thought was to provide food across the globe. Knowing that many people are finding themselves struggling for the first time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we felt compelled to do what we could to support our friends and neighbors here in New Jersey while continuing to feed the students in rural Kenya who now, more than ever, rely upon us daily for healthy meals.

With these funds Kiwimbi is able to continue the Food for Thought Program, feeding students lunch as they prepare for their mandatory grade 8 exams. Those students are now sharing their portion of their lunches everyday with their younger siblings who come along with them because schools are closed due to COVID-19.
We are grateful for all those who donated to and participated in The Walk for Food for Thought, whose efforts led to the success of this event. Kiwimbi is honored to make this financial contribution to The Community FoodBank of New Jersey, furthering the work they do in providing food, help and hope to our neighbors all across New Jersey. We remain hopeful that the impact of the pandemic will lessen soon, and we continue to appreciate the many ways that the CFBNJ cares for people in New Jersey.

Food for Thought

How does a child learn on an empty stomach? In under-privileged areas of sub-Saharan Africa, kids face this issue daily. In rural Kenya, these kids, some of whom live miles from school, typically walk home at lunch for a meal that may or may not be there – while at school they try to prepare for high-stakes exams that determine if they will continue with their education after the Eighth Grade. 

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Your view of the world may not yet include a community in rural western Kenya where children often walk barefoot for miles to schools that offer little more than desks, a blackboard, and a teacher who lacks resources necessary to enable students to succeed academically. Kiwimbi International, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is providing children with an opportunity to learn so that they can create a productive life for themselves. We see a world where all people are empowered through education to enrich their lives and reach their fullest potential.

Kiwimbi is comprised of two organizations, a 501(c)(3) in the US and a corresponding NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) in Kenya. We work to enrich the lives of families in sub-Saharan Africa by creating educational opportunities that empower individuals and strengthen the community.

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