My dear friend, Corina, is doing a wonderful thing this summer: She will climb Mt. Kilimanjaro and raise funds for a worthy charity, the Amani Children’s Home, a safe haven for street children in Tanzania. She is setting up a website that will describe her preparations, the trek itself, and her visit to the home at the end of it all. On this blog, I will follow her in spirit, reposting her thoughts, her news, and her adventures. I hope you will follow her with me–and consider supporting her cause.
But, you should read it from Corina directly:
In August 2013, I plan to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, which at 5,895 meters (19,341 feet) is the highest free-standing mountain in the world. I have never done anything like this, so it will be exceptionally challenging – but I plan on getting up there, come hell or high water.
My trek up Kili is entirely self-funded. And I am selling each and every one of the 5895 meters I will climb to fundraise for the Amani Children’s Home. This is an institution that provides primary care, counseling, and outreach options to street children in Moshi, at the base of Kilimanjaro. It rescues them from malnutrition, homelessness, and abuse.
It’s simple: 1m = £1 (US$1.50)
Please trust me when I say that every little bit helps. And your support, in any shape or form, would be much appreciated. So please donate, share this on Facebook and with your friends, or on Twitter – help me get the word out and sell all 5,895 metres of my trek up Mt. Kilimanjaro.
If you wish to sponsor my Kili trek, please go to http://www.justgiving.com/Corina-Mavrodin
About the Amani Children’s Home: