Fund Match: Fountain of Life - A move towards “Sustainability”
Fountain of Life Boys Home in Nairobi, Kenya is a Christian home to 46 boys, most of whom were formerly homeless and living on the streets of Nairobi. FOL has been operated by Lameck Mwanthi, his mother and sisters, for over 10 years.
Empower Dreams has been fortunate to be able to assist and support this ministry for several years; our most recent involvement has been to provide funding for the furnishing of their new boys dormitory.
The current need is for funds to renovate the former boy’s dorm, and equip it to be used as a day-care facility. When fully engaged, it is expected that this project will provide up to 40% of the monthly funding needed to fully operate the entire FOL boy’s home campus, thus decreasing dependence on outside contributions for operating funds.
The turn-key cost of the project is $7,000. This will refurbish the now vacant building formerly used as the dorm, provide funding for furniture, the initial supplies, as well as playground equipment for the day-care.
Matching Fund Opportunity:
Empower Dreams will match up to $,3500 at dollar for dollar.
This doubles the impact of your giving! $1 given = $2 impact.
Simply click Donate and select the “Fountain of Life” Matching Fund.
Empower Dreams board members pay all the organization expenses and we have no salaries. All your money goes to work on the project.
1. Why is funding needed immediately?
Fountain of Life has recently lost their main monthly donor.
2. How is Empower Dreams uniquely qualified to meet this need?
We take great care to identify the projects that have signficant, long lasting impact in furthering God’s work. Orphans/street boys are near and dear to our hearts and this will provide a family style group home in a Christian environment.
3. What is the benefit of taking action?
The foundation of Life boys’ home is currently supporting 44 former street boys, providing for their ongoing spiritual, physical, and educational needs. Since 2000 when the ministry started as a feeding program, more than 100 boys have gone through primary and secondary education in a safe and loving environment.