Saturday, November 14, 2009

FULLY FUNDED and then some!

You know what that means? FULLY FUNDED? It means that some amazing people, some family, some friends, some acquaintances, some colleagues, some former professors, some friends of friends, some great organizations, and some people I don't even know saw the value of constructing a women's community center for my village, and donated over $7000 in ONE WEEK.

That brings the total donations to $16,902! It is ABSOLUTELY incredible.

On Saturday, one AMAZING woman from church and her family hosted a great fundraiser for the women's center, collecting even more by providing henna tattoos, hand massages, and manicures! My host sister and host aunt and I had the opportunity to talk to folks at the fundraiser, and it sounded like everyone had a great time!

Sandy, my mom, and Sister-Steph cooked some great Moroccan food to share at the fundraiser. I'm so impressed, and so were my host aunt and host sister!!!! Pictures to follow.

In addition to all this, we have $3,500 from USAID to make the women's center even BETTER.

So, BASICALLY, what I'm trying to say is that PEOPLE ARE AMAZING.

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS CONTRIBUTED TO THE WOMEN'S CENTER IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER! You leave me and the girls of my community absolutely speechless. Or maybe not quite speechless, because clearly I have a lot to say. :)


Erin said...

Congrats! This is so exciting!

Anonymous said...

Very well written Erin. And what a thrill to be a part of such an important project. Please keep us posted on yuor neddi friends and what they have to say.
Love, Mom

AmyluvsTrees said...

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY!!!! How great that everything came together. This post is just great to read. I am so excited to start seeing progress :D