Mother’s Day for Mama Lucy
Posted by Allison Fine on May 5, 2010
There are just some causes that are impossible not to love. For me, one of those is Epic Change started a year and a half ago by Stacey Monk and Sanjay Patel. Epic Change supports grassroots changemakers around the world. Their focus in their early history has been to support Mama Lucy, a vibrant and charismatic woman in a village in Tanzania, and in particular Mama Lucy. Here is how they describe this extraordinary woman: “Mama Lucy Kampton is the founder and headmistress of Shepherds Junior School. Mama Lucy used to sell chickens. She saved her income and, in 2003, used it to start a primary school near her home in Tanzania, believing that education is the key to transforming a country gripped by poverty.”
Jill Finalyson of Social Edge pinged me about a really heartwarming effort spearheaded by Epic Change. Here is how the project is described on the site:
“To Mama With Love is a collaborative online art project that honors moms across the globe and raises funds to invest in one remarkable Mama who dreams of building a home for children in her village. Funds raised will be invested in support of Mama Lucy Kamptoni, a remarkable grassroots changemaker in Tanzania who once sold chickens and used her income to build a primary school that now provides a high-quality education to over 400 children in Arusha. Her next goal, which To Mama With Love seeks to fund, is to build a boarding facility on campus so that every child who attends her school has a place to call home. To Mama With Love is a project of US 501c3 nonprofit Epic Change.”
Here’s a look at the home page:
Take a peek at To Mama with Love. So, go ahead, donate and create a “heartspace” honoring your mother and supporting Mama Lucy and the children of Tanzania she helps every day.
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