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

Photo Anim and Sarita outdoors

You teach, not give. 

Carole Williams
Boston, MA

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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.

Sophy Theam
Lowell, Massachusetts

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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

Photo Holly Long Jeffrey Lieber and family

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
Portage, Michigan

Photo Michelle Weemhoff and Jeff Vandersrtaaten

A Big Thank You To Our Recent Donors!

Anonymous (3) Justin Steil and Ana Munoz
Allison HaightKhaled Mustafa
Amanda DinisLeerink Family Foundation
Amy KazakoffLorena Salazar
Anil ThomasLuis Pedroso
Anim W. Steel & Sarita DaftaryMargaret Mengers
Anna TraskMarvin Fry and Carol King
Beth WaldMary Wendell
Bing BroderickMeg Fry & Michael Novak
Carol & Dale DeLetisMelvin & Margie Zeno
Carol KongMonica Zeno-Martin
Carole WilliamsNoelani Guerrero
Charlie LunaOwen Stearns
Damian WilmotPaul Sabin
Delia Duran-ClarkPrataap Patrose
Dorothy MayRichard Wood
Emmanuel OwusuRobin Ellington
Giving Back Fund at the Greater Lowell Community FoundationRomesh Daftary
Glenn MyersRotary Club of Andover, MA
Heidi BurbidgeRotary Club of Northern Lake George, NY
Holly ButlerScott Gelber
James Miller & Naama BondShirley Carrington
Jeffrey CollinsSophy Theam
Jeffrey Lieber & Holly LongSusan Musinksy and David Krieger
Jeffrey S. FeingoldTodd Fry
Jeremy McSorleyTracy Sopchack
Jessica JonesTwon Brown
Joan R. KulashVladimir Saldana
Joao & Luisa DinisWilliam Hutchinson
Jon LepofskyYvette Blinker
 Yvette Villa-Barry