Why People Give
Rungano-Ndota is the intersection of what we’ve cared about and/or worked for our whole lives: youth, agriculture, and the future of Africa. Simply put, there are few projects and places that give us more hope than this.
Anim Steel and Sarita Daftary
Brooklyn, New York
You teach, not give.
I support Rungano-Ndota because I myself am a genocide survivor from Cambodia. Unlike many genocide survivors though, I was lucky to have been able to escape the violence and seek asylum with my family intact in the United States. Therefore when I hear of all the struggles that others have gone and are going through, I just wish that I can do more for them.
We first got involved in Rungano-Ndota as a way of supporting supporting scholarships to the trade school, but then, after seeing all that the young people are doing, we decided to support the whole program, while trying to encourage others in California to get involved as well.
Jeff Lieber and Holly Long
Los Angeles, California
Rungano-Ndota provides an avenue for young entrepreneurs to realize their dreams, and who can resist helping dreams come true?! That’s why we’re excited to help launch their new goat cooperative. We plan to engage our whole community in raising the seed capital for the business – family, friends, preschool, church, university, work, etc. The youth in Rwanda are saving money for their contribution to the start-up, and we are asking our friends to join us in sponsoring a goat or two! Through Rungano-Ndota, we know these visionary young people will receive the training, support and mentoring they need to develop thriving businesses and lifelong leadership skills. This group is going to be unstoppable and we can’t wait to celebrate their success!
Jeff Vanderstraaten and Michelle Weemhoff
A Big Thank You To Our Recent Donors!
|Anonymous (3)||Justin Steil and Ana Munoz|
|Allison Haight||Khaled Mustafa|
|Amanda Dinis||Leerink Family Foundation|
|Amy Kazakoff||Lorena Salazar|
|Anil Thomas||Luis Pedroso|
|Anim W. Steel & Sarita Daftary||Margaret Mengers|
|Anna Trask||Marvin Fry and Carol King|
|Beth Wald||Mary Wendell|
|Bing Broderick||Meg Fry & Michael Novak|
|Carol & Dale DeLetis||Melvin & Margie Zeno|
|Carol Kong||Monica Zeno-Martin|
|Carole Williams||Noelani Guerrero|
|Charlie Luna||Owen Stearns|
|Damian Wilmot||Paul Sabin|
|Delia Duran-Clark||Prataap Patrose|
|Dorothy May||Richard Wood|
|Emmanuel Owusu||Robin Ellington|
|Giving Back Fund at the Greater Lowell Community Foundation||Romesh Daftary|
|Glenn Myers||Rotary Club of Andover, MA|
|Heidi Burbidge||Rotary Club of Northern Lake George, NY|
|Holly Butler||Scott Gelber|
|James Miller & Naama Bond||Shirley Carrington|
|Jeffrey Collins||Sophy Theam|
|Jeffrey Lieber & Holly Long||Susan Musinksy and David Krieger|
|Jeffrey S. Feingold||Todd Fry|
|Jeremy McSorley||Tracy Sopchack|
|Jessica Jones||Twon Brown|
|Joan R. Kulash||Vladimir Saldana|
|Joao & Luisa Dinis||William Hutchinson|
|Jon Lepofsky||Yvette Blinker|