Koins for Kenya

Today I’m sharing an opportunity to serve by helping Koins for Kenya, a non-profit humanitarian organization in the US, raise $10,000 to install a water cistern in Mwanjama, Kenya this summer.

The rainy season in the Mwanjama area is only 5-6 weeks per year. This forces villagers, children included, to collect water from drying river and stream beds and stagnant puddles along the road during the rest of the year. The water cistern will catch and store rainwater to give the villagers clean water throughout the year!

Koins for Kenya

Koins for Kenya

Koins for Kenya

My sister-in-law, Kristy, is helping raise funds by donating her commissions through her Younique business for the rest of May. If you would like to order AND donate to this great cause at the same time, you can shop and make orders here.

Some added perks you’ll get for ordering:

Any order – Your name will be painted on a local child’s handprint on the cistern
$75 – You will receive a hand-carved letter opener engraved with the name of your choice

Koins for Kenya

$150 – You will receive the letter opener and hand-carved bookends engraved with the name of your choice

Koins for Kenya

$250 – You will receive the letter opener, bookends, and a picture and hand-written letter from a Koins student who will benefit from the cistern

Younique makeup and skin care products are all-natural and cruelty-free and include the popular 3D Fiber Lashes. Don’t forget, Kristy’s full commission on all sales through May will be donated to Koins for Kenya for this water cistern. Shop and order here!

For information on Koins for Kenya, click here.

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  1. What a wonderful cause. Can you imagine not having access to clean drinking water just by turning on the tap? We forget so often how really blessed we are here. I love the idea of a hand print, I bet all done it will be adorable.

  2. Thank you for sharing your very thoughtful and philanthropic post on Koins for Kenya! I do hope they are able to meet their fund raising goal! It is so interesting how often take clean water for granted but it is such an enormous necessity in other 3rd world countries. :(

  3. The hand-carved letter opener is a good souvenir because it looks so unique. I haven’t seen anything like it. Having it personalized with a name sounds great for a gift. It is so artistically done. I’m also interested to see how the 3D fiber lashes look like.

  4. This is such an excellent project to support! It is so important to take care of basic needs like a water supply to show others how much we love and treasure them. I hope that the goal for funds is reached! Those are very nice gifts to remember the people you are helping.

  5. Thanks for sharing this wonderful cause. :) I hope more people could help out raise funds for Kenya.

  6. What an amazing cause to raise money!! I can’t imagine not having water available at a regular basis for me or my kids! These are lovely rewards for those who are able to help as well for every level of help.

  7. This looks like a great cause – most people in the US never think about how important water is until the supply is threatened. I can only imagine how much of an impact it would be to have a fresh clean water supply installed in one of those villages. Plus those letter openers and book ends look great in the house too!

  8. What a great initiative! It’s easy to forget how others struggle to meet such a basic need when we can just turn on a tap and have a long leisurely shower. I can’t even imagine having to harvest dirty water from puddles :(

    Best wishes to the organizers of this project, I hope the meet their goal of $10,000.

  9. Fi Ní Neachtáin says:

    This is such a great cause, everyone should have access to clean and drinkable water. When we were in primary school we used to raise a lot of money for water programmes in Africa, I can’t believe that I’m not 25 and there are people there who STILL don’t have access to clean water. I wish the Kenyan government would help their people a lot more.

  10. We take so many things for granted living in the USA. Can you imagine not have clean drinking water daily or to be able to shower to feel fresh? Kenya and other countries in Africa and other areas of the world could use programs such as Koins for Kenya. The rewards for those who participate are very nice. However, I am sure many would participate without extra rewards.

  11. I do love the look of those bookcases. What a wonderful cause to raise awareness for. The letter opener is very slick. I hope that this organization and that these people get the help they need! Thank you for sharing that!

  12. It’s always so humbling to be reminded of how easy we have it compared to other countries. I don’t think any of us could imagine not having clean drinking water. Big kudos to you + your sister in law for raising money for this effort!

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