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The Lemong'o Project

Nutrition

Health 

Education 

Employment

In Rural Kenya

Non-Profit Industry Recognition

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Your donation to THE LEMONG'O PROJECT goes a long way

$2  provides school lunch for one child for a month.

$4  covers the average costs for one patient at our annual medical clinic.

$25  pays for school tuition in the village school  for one child for an entire year.

$130  pays a teacher's salary for an entire month

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About Us

The Lemong'o Project

The Lemong’o Project is a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to empowering the Maasai people of Lemong’o in rural Kenya through improvement of nutrition, access to education, health support, and employment opportunities.

Inception

The Lemong’o Project began with my life-long draw to Africa and my dream of helping the children there. In the summer of 2005 I visited for the first time to volunteer with a service group. Each year thereafter I returned to volunteer, and in 2007 my journey led me to the village of Lemong’o in rural Kenya. It is there that a powerful story about the spirit of giving began to unfold. 


The giving began with the Maasai people of Lemong’o and their gifts to me—one of the first white people to ever visit their village. They warmly welcomed me into their homes, and their generosity and genuine friendship overwhelmed me. I was treated like a member of their families. Soon I knew that a piece of my heart would reside there.


Ravaged by years of drought and the weight of grinding poverty, the village’s needs were profound. I committed to help my African family, visiting for 4-6 weeks each summer to assist in whatever ways I could. 


In 2009, I asked village leaders, together with community members, to prioritize their needs. Through this process, they identified improving nutrition, education, health and employment as their most important goals. Together with Emma, my fellow volunteer, we pooled our resources and funded a number of village projects in these areas.


I have returned each summer since and continued our work with the people of Lemong'o. My heart is filled with hope as I see the positive changes in the village.


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Carolyn Tague, Founder of 

The Lemong'o Project

Expansion and Sustainability

The Lemong'o Project obtained non-profit status in 2011 and has been expanding and moving toward sustainability ever since.


Donations to The Lemong’o Project will sustain vital projects and help villagers not only survive but prosper. 

Project Volunteers

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The Manyatta Committee

The Manyatta Committee resides in the village of Lemong'o. The local residents who make up this committee oversee donations, projects, and goals for the village.

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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors do not live in Lemong'o, though some members visit the village to oversee The Project on an annual basis.

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Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for everything from assisting with fundraising to updating social media. If you are interested in helping, please contact us.

*UPCOMING EVENTS*


WE WELCOME YOU TO JOIN US CELEBRATE  AND LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE OF LEMONG'O!


Tuesday, December 2, 2019

#GivingTuesday

All day

Facebook: The Lemong'o Project

Event Details

Tuesday, December 2, 2019

#GivingTuesday

We are launching our year-end giving campaign, FOOD FOR THOUGHT, on #GivingTuesday.  Visit our Facebook page: The Lemong'o Project for details.  Donations will provide school lunches to 500 students per day - 10,000 lunches per month.


GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage giving and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Every year, on GivingTuesday, millions of people across the globe mobilize to show up, give back, and change their communities. The goal is to create a massive wave of generosity that lasts well beyond that day, and touches every person on the planet.

All day

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

Alternative Gift Market

10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

***First Presbyterian Church*** 616 W. 10th Ave, Anchorage

Event Details

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Alternative Gift Market

Looking for authentic African jewelry, unique beaded baskets, and Christmas tree ornaments handmade by Maasai women in Kenya, Africa? 


Looking for children's dresses and women's clothing made with African fabric?


Drop by and shop for unique holiday gifts for your friends and family. Each of our handcrafted items is one-of-a kind...most items are under $35.


ALL proceeds go directly to the village of Lemong'o to provide school lunch to children in need.  $2.00 provides school lunch to one child for an ENTIRE month.


***All are welcome at First Presbyterian Church's Alternative Gift Market. This market will provide an opportunity for you to find a solution to your gift-giving and celebrate the true spirit of the holidays with gifts that inspire change through humanitarian and environmental causes. Proceeds from gifts purchased from these organizations will benefit local and worldwide charities and sustainable economies in developing countries around the world. This market allows you to double the joy of gift-giving by purchasing gifts for loved ones and by bringing joy and relief to others who share our world. A soup lunch will be available and the Presbyterian Women will have a Christmas bake sale.

10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

***First Presbyterian Church*** 616 W. 10th Ave, Anchorage

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The Lemong'o Project

7314 Linden Drive, Anchorage, Alaska, 99502, USA

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