DAY 25 – Invest $26 in a local leader or organization that you believe in.

The story of how CFK co-founder Tabitha Atieno Festo started a health clinic in her shack in Kibera with a $26 grant from Rye Barcott is extraordinary. Tabitha’s passion, commitment, and deep desire to serve her community exemplify a bold leadership not often acknowledged in slum communities. But perhaps the greatest lesson of Tabitha’s story is the simple and radical idea that talent is universal, but opportunity is not. Tabitha is exceptional, but not uncommon. Kibera has many local leaders ready for a chance to make a difference. Carolina for Kibera provides resources and support to help these leaders make an impact.

Find a leader or organization that you believe in and invest in them. Consider making a gift of $26 or more, in honor of Tabitha or another remarkable community leader that you know.

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Discussion - Day 25

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  1. Posted September 14, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

    For those who have not yet read Rye’s book, you must–just to be inspired by Tabitha. We all can make a difference right from where we are. Every community across our the world (yes-our country too) needs a Tabitha!!

    For this day I donated $26 to The Full Belly Project, a local non-profit whose mission is to design and distribute income-generating agricultural devices to improve life in developing countries. The goal is to empower the entrepreneurial poor by training them to manufacture and sell locally produced low-cost technologies. As Congressional District Leader for ONE I host ONE Wilmington volunteer days at The Full Belly Project where we have helped make the parts for water pumps to be sent to Haiti and parts for the Universal Nut Sheller to be sent to several countries in Africa. I was happy to give them my $26–I know it will go far.

  2. Posted March 8, 2012 at 11:19 pm | Permalink

    Invest $26. I invested $26 to the Red Cross of America because I knew that it was going to a good cost. $26 wasn’t a lot of money so why not do it.

  3. Posted April 26, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Permalink

    When I read about this one, I immediately knew what I wanted to donate $26 to. I dontated to Compassion for Kids at my church. We send money to the afrian kids that need food,shelter, education,and so we can help them learn about Jesus Christ. I felt God was calling me to give the money to them for the fact that they only eat rice and drink a little water everyday and the money we send will buy them food and help provide them education. $13 a day for them will last them 2 weeks of food so by me donating $26 they will be able to buy food or whatever they need for a month.

  4. Posted April 26, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    When I read about this one, I immediately knew what I wanted to donate $26 to. I dontated to Compassion for Kids at my church. We send money to the afrian kids that need food,shelter, education,and so we can help them learn about Jesus Christ. I felt God was calling me to give the money to them for the fact that they only eat rice and drink a little water everyday and the money we send will buy them food and help provide them education. $13 a day for them will last them 2 weeks of food so by me donating $26 they will be able to buy food or whatever they need for a month.#capstoneproject

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