Katie Friedson

Katie Friedson from Chicago, IL , USA will be climbing the 7 day TK Rongai Route from 18th – 24th February 2014 for Korogwe Orphanage. The proceeds from Katie’s campaign will be used for a good cause to support education and develop better life for children in Tanzania .

I recently made the decision to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania this coming February. Once registered, I was eager to find a way to make a difference in others’ lives, as I undoubtedly change mine. Through research, I found an amazing organization partnering with climbers to provide food and staffing to a local Tanzania Orphanage.

Korogwe Orphanage Centre (KOC) is located in one of Tanzania’s poorest regions, which is often overlooked by NGOs because of its limited infrastructure and service provision. The area is badly affected by HIV/AIDS and lacks the resources necessary to provide assistance to AIDS victims or to develop effective prevention strategies. Many children in the area have been orphaned as a result of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and are themselves infected with the disease. Most of these children do not attend school. All suffer because of lack of family discipline, inability to access skill-building programs or education, and insufficient nutrition, clothing, and health care. The lack of these basic needs in turn makes the children even more vulnerable to sexual abuse, HIV/AIDS infection, illness, and labor exploitation. KOC was formed in 2005 to combat the situation of local children and youths.

The organization supports the orphans of Korogwe District in gaining access to education, health care, and daily interactions necessary for the development of healthy children and youths. To this end, the KOC presently provides daytime nursery education and medical care for more than 500 orphans.

A little bit goes a long way in supporting these children; $750 can support 30 children for 1 month. My target of $2,200 can provide food and staffing for 90 children for a month. I greatly appreciate any support from friends, relatives and strangers to help me hit my goal.

This campaign closed, having raised USD 1,040 for charity.

21 Comments

  1. Sandy and Bruce from Solon, Ohio has sponsored $20.00 towards Katie Friedson’s campaign. “You go girl!! I think you will have a blast with the “3 girls with sticks”! But doesn’t it get cold up there, brrrrrrrrrrrr??”

  2. Dan from Venice, CA has sponsored $100.00 towards Katie Friedson’s campaign. “So happy you’re doing this – hope it’s everything you want it to be…”

  3. Jon Morris from Chicago has sponsored $100.00 towards Katie Friedson’s campaign.

  4. Hannah from Chicago has sponsored $100.00 towards Katie Friedson’s campaign.

  5. Robyn Linden from Boston, MA has sponsored $20.00 towards Katie Friedson’s campaign.

  6. AF/BF from Solon has sponsored $50.00 towards Katie Friedson’s campaign. “Good luck!! We love you!!!”

  7. Ben Kuikman from Chicago, IL has sponsored $20.00 towards Katie Friedson’s campaign.

  8. Steve D from Chicago has sponsored $20.00 towards Katie Friedson’s campaign. “So exciting. Good luck & great cause!”

  9. Reid Valfer from Chicago has sponsored $20.00 towards Katie Friedson’s campaign. “Good Luck!!”

  10. Natalie Scherer from Chicago has sponsored $20.00 towards Katie Friedson’s campaign. “You rock, Katie!! Have so much fun!”

  11. Sumita from Chicago has sponsored $250.00 towards Katie Friedson’s campaign. “Get at it, girl!”

  12. Lem from Akron, Ohio has sponsored $20.00 towards Katie Friedson’s campaign. “You got this, girl. BE SAFE! Love, love.”

  13. MCG from Chicago has sponsored $20.00 towards Katie Friedson’s campaign. “Get it, girl…”

  14. GF from Chicago has sponsored $50.00 towards Katie Friedson’s campaign. “Good luck!!”

  15. Doug & Cat Durkalski from Chicago, IL has sponsored $50.00 towards Katie Friedson’s campaign. “Katie, this will be such an incredible experience! Have fun and good luck!”

  16. AB from Chicago has sponsored $50.00 towards Katie Friedson’s campaign.

  17. Melissa Aizen from Solon has sponsored $20.00 towards Katie Friedson’s campaign. “KATIE!!

    I KNOW THIS ISN’T MUCH BUT ITS JUST A LITTLE SOMETHING TO SHOW YOU HOW PROUD OF YOU I AM FOR KICKING THIS MOUNTAINS BUTT AND THAT I HAVE FULL FAITH YOU WILL HAVE THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE!

    SEE YOU DOWN UNDAH

  18. Mitch from Chicago has sponsored $20.00 towards Katie Friedson’s campaign.

  19. Jacquie and Alex Zekoff from Cleveland has sponsored $50.00 towards Katie Friedson’s campaign. “Good luck, Friedson! Jacquie and I are ecstatic for your future adventures. See you in Asia:)”

  20. Ali G from Chicago has sponsored $20.00 towards Katie Friedson’s campaign.

  21. AH from Buffalo has sponsored $20.00 towards Katie Friedson’s campaign.

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