Mwende Lefler has been a disciple in our church in Chicago for 13 years. She contacted us recently about a courageous initiative she is working on and asked for our support. Her mother-in-law, Virginia Lefler, compiled an amazing cookbook entitled, Eat Well, Laugh Often, Love Much COOKBOOK and is donating all proceeds to this great cause. I’ve pre-ordered 100 for the Seattle Church and 44 of them were claimed on the first Sunday. One sister bought ten copies to give as gifts. If you’d like one (or ten) please email me(Jay) before the end of April at email@example.com and I will reserve some of the copies that are en route. Remember that each cookbook provides safe drinking water for one person FOR LIFE in Kaumba, Kenya.
MWENDE WRITES ABOUT THE PROJECT:
“My father is originally from Kaumba, Kenya (but lives in Cleveland, Ohio, now!). I traveled there in 2010 and saw the same water problems in existence from the last time I was there, 11 years ago (lack of any water and a lack of clean water). Hearing the stories from people in the community of recent drought, I began asking around about what I could do to help – access to water was the overwhelming answer. When I came back, I partnered up with a 501(c)(3) non-profit, The Samburu Project, and I started The Kaumba Project (www.thesamburuproject.org/projects – The Kaumba Project is at the bottom of the page). One of the goals of the organization is the construction of boreholes in Kenya to provide reliable and potable drinking water. The Kaumba Project is working towards building a borehole in Kaumba, Kenya, as was suggested by the community there. It’s a community of about 3,000 people – the vast majority of whom do not have access to clean water.”