Well, here we are starting a new year. Things are moving along well for the villagers of Dedeke. The men of the village have created stands for the fruit and vegetable market, and the women are setting up bank accounts. There was a celebration for the holidays — stay tuned for new pictures posting here soon.
We are looking forward to breaking ground on the primary school this year. We are still shy by about $13,000, but we are confident that, with the help of our supporters, we will be able to raise this amount. Our end of the year giving request raised about $1,500, so we are on our way. Last year, most of our supporters sent amounts of $25 – $100. We are so hopeful that will happen again. Of course, we welcome larger donations as well!!
Just today we received a check from Oracle for $300. This was part of a matching gift made by an employee of Oracle. If anyone reading this knows of other corporations or works for a business that does matching funds, please let us know. email@example.com
We are also working on qualifying for grant money. You have to jump through a lot of hoops, but it will be well worth it when we are granted the funds.
Lastly, we are actively looking for volunteers, especially with computer skills. If you would like to give some time to help LeapingStone, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.