Harambee Chicago 2019
Friday, May 3, 2019
6:00 – 9:00 PM
1046 W. Kinzie
Chicago, IL 60642
Harambee is Swahili for ‘all pull together.’ In Kenya, communities harambee regularly, pulling together limited resources to help their neighbors in times of need. Harambee Chicago is COME UNITY’s largest fundraising event, bringing together global partners to fund programs that tackle the systemic issues of chronic poverty. Guests will enjoy live music, full bar, heavy appetizers, wine toss, raffles, interactive displays and much more. This year’s theme is ‘Face to Face’: through virtual reality, guests will come face to face with members of our partner communities to experience life in East Africa.
Our fundraising goal of $50,000 will fund three programs in our partner community of Kajiado, Kenya. All three programs contribute to a larger mission of developing sustainable life change through access to basic needs, a quality education and a sustainable income.
BASIC NEEDS: Clean water for the Oloomunyi community
The Oloomunyi community currently walks 10 miles each way for dirty water. We have located an aquifer on the same property as the elementary school. The only thing that stands between this community and access to clean water is project funding.
Project Cost: $26,000 – $40,000
EDUCATION: Three day Girls Empowerment Conference
Teenage girls are most at risk of being married off or forced to undergo female genital mutiliation during their extended school break in November and December. Our three day conference brings girls in our sponsorship program together to be empowered, equipped and encouraged during this vulnerable season.
Project Cost: $5,000
SUSTAINABILITY: Greenhouses for the Inkuseron community
Access to a sustainable income, especially for women, improves the health of the entire family and restores dignity by allowing families to provide for themselves. With extended droughts, food security has become a crisis across much of the country. Two greenhouses will employ over thirty women, restore food security with the excess being sold at the market, and teach a new, sustainable way of farming in the midst of a drought. Water for the system will be sourced from COME UNITY’s 2018 clean water project.
Project Cost: $15,000
Can’t join the fun but want to be a part of the impact? Give now toward one of the projects above and help us hit our $50,000 goal! GIVE NOW
Thank You to our Sponsors