|Guest Blog by Ashley Hoy|
Marketing & Fundraising Coordinator
Hoy and I’m currently the Marketing & Fundraising Coordinator here at TST. I’ve
been working here for almost 5 months now, and I’ve already fallen in love with every single one of Nkoaranga’s beautiful children.
succeeding in my first major fundraising project, #SmallThingsSummer, I’ve decided to challenge myself yet again with my own personal
fundraising campaign. This time however, I’ll be completing this challenge alongside the incredible woman who gave me the gift of life; my mother Anna Hoy.
mother and I will be attempting to (and succeeding!) in climbing the world’s
tallest free standing mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro. We will be embarking on this 8-day trek on November 19th, 2014, all to raise funds and awareness for The Small Things. We aim to raise $5000, with the money going towards funding sustainable and empowering solutions including, but not limited to, children’s education, health care, Mama’s salaries, outreach project micro-grants, food and housing.
Having spent my past four months getting to know the community that TST supports, I am honoured and thrilled to be able to play even the smallest part in helping provide the kids of the Nkoaranga Orphanage and surrounding community a slice of a brighter future. Sharing the vision of a better and fair world, my mother and I hope that our trek will contribute to giving TST’s children a life of endless possibilities.
|My mother and I|
|Samba Treks’ Tanzanian Manager (Charles Samba)|
and his father, who’s also a porter!