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Goat Hope: A Business That Will Triple The Narkumuran’s Family Income

Posted by on Dec 15, 2010 in AIDS Walk NY Campaign, Blog, Panel | 0 comments

In the 15 days leading to 2011, Medical Relief Alliance, Inc. wants to introduce you to the families that will greatly benefit from your monetary support for the Goat Hope Project. There are many other families still waiting to participate in MRA’s Goat Hope project, but need your continual support. Your gift that can be made safely and securely at www.mra-africa.org will enable us to purchase two dairy goats for a family of 6-8 members affected by HIV/AIDS. Your donation will help purchase goats which provide milk which improves the nutrition of the family while also establishing a path to financial independence through sales of surplus milk. Because of your help in 2009 and 2010, the families we supported, representing almost 40 children, women and men affected with HIV/AIDS, almost 70% of these families have increased their goat herds by 30% of the original gift subsequently increasing their income tremendously. The average family survives on $500 annually before participating in our goat project. After participating in our goat project for 12-18months, the average beneficiary family increases their income from $500 to $1,500 annually through sales of the goat milk! Your donation of at least $5 has the exponential capacity to transform lives in Kenya, one family at a time. Please visit our website to see how you can donate. Website:...

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You can Triple a Kenyan’s Salary

Posted by on Dec 15, 2010 in AIDS Walk NY Campaign, Blog, Panel | 0 comments

In the 15 days leading to 2011, Medical Relief Alliance, Inc. wants to introduce you to the families that will greatly benefit from your support of a gift of $5. Your gift that can be made safely and securely at www.mra-africa.org will enable us purchase two dairy goats for a family of 6-8 members affected by HIV/AIDS. Your donation will help purchase goats which provide milk which improves the nutrition of the family while also establishing a path to financial independence through sales of surplus milk. Because of your help in 2009 and 2010, the families we supported, representing almost 40 children, women and men affected with HIV/AIDS, almost 70% of these families have increased their goat herds by 30% of the original gift subsequently increasing their income tremendously. The average family survives on $500 annually before participating in our goat project. After participating in our goat project for 12-18months, the average beneficiary family increases their income from $500 to $1,500 annually through sales of the goat milk! Your donation of $5 thus has the exponential capacity to transform lives in Kenya, one family at a time. This is the Narkumuran family. A few years ago, Ms. Narkumuran’s husband lost his battle to HIV/AIDS and left behind his wife (Nangea) and 5 children (Lekakeny, Pain, Nolari, Simon & Lepore). Besides the challenges of single parenthood, Nangea is also HIV positive and also nursing Lepore who was born HIV positive. Albeit, the struggles, Nangea remains optimistic that life circumstances will soon change and that she can live behind a safety net for her children in the event the disease takes a toll on her health. For this reason, she is very active in a community based project that interfaces with Medical Relief Alliance’s goat project. Nangea is patiently awaiting her two dairy goats that will be delivered a week from today. She knows that the milk from the goats will be extremely important for Lepore’s diet and the surplus that remains, useful in selling and purchasing antiretroviral medication that would prolong her life and Lepore’s as well. Prior to the challenges life presented to the Narkumuran’s family, Nangea who is talented in handicraft, had to halt her beadwork which was renowned in the village. She hopes someday that she can have enough resources to revive her passion and perhaps turn this into a business venture that can supplement their family income. On behalf of the Narkumuran family, that you for your...

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Donate Your Cup of Joe to Help Families affected by HIV/AIDS

Posted by on Dec 13, 2010 in AIDS Walk NY Campaign, Blog, Panel | 0 comments

Hello! If you didn’t know, on December 16th, Medical Relief Alliance is launching their 2nd Goat Hope Project in Transmara, Kenya!!! A total of 9 families affected by HIV/AIDS, have been chosen to run a goat enterprise which will be a source of nutrition and income for them. The widows that head the household will be empowered to lead this enterprise and will have property (goats) and provide milk to her family members, and see their income increase! It’s been a wonderful, exciting time. We have 8 other non-profits in Kenya waiting for us to assist more families! Please visit our website and consider making a contribution to this innovative project. Medical Relief Alliance Website: http://www.mra-africa.org/ Donation Page:...

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Happy Memorial Day!

Posted by on May 31, 2010 in AIDS Walk NY Campaign, Blog, Panel | 0 comments

HEY! We hope all of you are enjoying your day off!! Of course, we know it’s supposed to be a day OFF but we would like to remind you of our active programs that you can participate in TODAY to help us relieve the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Kenya! Medical Supplies & Equipment Relief Program (MS+ER): Beginning with Kenya, the core objective of MS+ER is to respond quickly, efficiently and cost effectively to health needs in Sub-Sahara Africa. We work to meet critical health needs of impoverished communities through mobilizing and leveraging resources from governments, communities, hospitals and individuals with the aim of enhancing sustainable and cost-effective approaches to saving lives. Community Health Outreach Program This program aims to provide education and evidence-based HIV infection prevention services to communities most impacted with HIV/AIDS with the help of the Kenyan Government. And of course…GOAT HOPE http://vimeo.com/8243913 Need I say more?? SO please take a minute of your day and look through these programs and see what you can do to help us meet our goals!Once again, have a great Memorial Day 🙂...

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THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by on May 19, 2010 in AIDS Walk NY Campaign, Blog, Panel | 0 comments

MRA Goat Hope Raffle Event from Nurbanu Asena on Vimeo. Our highly anticipated raffle event is over! And thanks to everyone who participated, it was a huge success! We have already raised $8.000 for the Goat Hope Project. We will keep you posted with the news and the details of the production starting from this summer! You can check out the pictures from the event on our Facebook page (don’t forget to “like” us!) or simply visit http://www.facebook.com/#!/album.php?aid=218587&id=128434261040. Once again, thank you SO MUCH to everyone who made this event possible and such a...

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Pictures from AIDS Walk NY! (Part 3)

Posted by on May 19, 2010 in AIDS Walk NY Campaign, Blog, Panel | 0 comments

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