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    • Small Steps For CompassionWith The Make It Count Foundation
      Thursday, July 29, 2010
    • Who Are We?
      Mission statement
      Our Mission is Love & Compassion. We are dedicated to working with orphans and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by fighting injustice one small step at a time.
      It's not what you believe that counts; it's what you believe enough to do. – Gary Gulbranson
      We are a group of friends and professionals who have joined together to form The Make It Count foundation; doing what we can to make a difference in this world.
      Thursday, July 29, 2010
    • Thursday, July 29, 2010
      Board Members
      A U.S. citizen working with Non profit organizations for over 6 years, she is now heading up the Small Steps for Compassion project in Tanzania.  Her contributions include being an officer for the MIC foundation and VP of an orphanage in the DRC. She has worked with numerous foundations and programs in Guatemala, Honduras, Africa, and the United States.
      A retired Lieutenant from the Tanzania People’s Defense Forces where he studied Aerospace, Law and Admin-istration. Post service, Juma received a degree in Zoology and became a professional Safari Guidefor the past twenty years. An avid philanthropist, Juma has dedicated his time and resources to giving back to his community .
      Currently a General Contractor in Florida with a background in local and State Politics serving his local com-munity on the Board of Adjustments and Planning and Zoning Com-mission.  He has a passion for working with youth and has worked with high school students for over 10 years.  He is also a founding board member of the Make It Count Foundation, Inc.
      With over 10 years experience in youth ministry, serving on the Highlands County Children's Services Foundation Board, and serving as President of the Walker Memorial School Foundation, Kaylene is now exclusively focused on the Make It Count Foundation, Small Steps for Compassion, as well as providing continued support to the Roatan, Honduras medical clinics.
      A professional in the semiconductor industry with a back-ground in Engineering, Paul dedicates time to philanthropic projects. Having aided and partnered with Florida Baptist Children’s Homes, Mercy for Children, and now the Make It Count Foundation, Paul brings a perspective and expertise necessary to the Small Steps for Compassion project.
      A polyglot businesswoman, medical professional, and consummate world traveler, Roswitha has spent the past 15 years working with charities like the Appalachian Project, the Lakota Native Americans in South Dakota, and orphanages in East Africa and Haiti. Before leaving Switzerland she managed a large TB center in La-Chaux-de FondsCH.
      Shannin Pickle
      Juma Kitua
      Director of Operations
      Doug Walz
      Kaylene Walz
      Paul Pickle
      Roswitha Browne
    • Foundation History
      Established in 2006
      501(3)(C) Status granted in 2007
      Federal Tax ID# is 20-5367324.
      Medical Clinic
      June 2007
      Participated in a portion of the cost for a much needed medical clinic on the island of Roatan, Honduras. One of the Bay Islands on the north coast of Honduras.
      Led a group of 26 volunteers to the island for drywall, electricity and landscaping prep.
      Led a group of medical professionals conducting clinics in the local schools.
      May 2009
      Led a High School group of Seniors back to the clinics that we previously helped to build. We landscaped both medical clinics and ministered to the residents.
      Congolese Orphanage
      Since 2008 we have been fundraising and supporting an orphanage in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
      Oct 2008
      First trip to Africa to visit the children at the Mercy for Children orphanage in the Congo.
      Tanzania Project
      March, 2010
      Traveled to Africa to volunteer at several charity organizations
      Acquired property for the Small Steps for Compassion project.
      April, 2010
      Formed Small Steps for Compassion NGO legal entity in Tanzania
      Thursday, July 29, 2010
    • Small Steps Project Location
      Thursday, July 29, 2010
      Latitude:3.330814º S
      Longitude:36.888109º E
    • Project Overview
      Thursday, July 29, 2010
      Fish Ponds
      Children’s Residence
      1.5 Acres
      Chicken Houses
      3.6 Acres
      Banana Trees
      Deep Well
      Future Home
    • Our Goal
      We want to build a home for children in need, creating a natural and nurturing environment.
      We will work in harmony with the local culture and environment providing a path of improvement to those that seek it.
      Self-reliance is a critical requirement. While foreign capital is required to initiate this project, self-sustainment is our goal.
      Thursday, July 29, 2010
    • Location
      Tanzania is located in Eastern Africa on the India Ocean and boasts the tallest mountain in Africa (Mt Kilimanjaro)
      42 Million
      Orphan Population
      4 Million
      Average Annual Income
      Infant Mortality Rate
      Life Expectancy
      46 Years of age
      The HIV Infection Rate
      As high as 15% in Urban Areas
      National language
      Thursday, July 29, 2010
      Tanzania Background
    • Thursday, July 29, 2010
      Immediate Needs
    • Completed Humanitarian Trip
      Formed Legal Tanzanian Entity
      Received tax id
      NGO Certification
      Hired Tanzanian Director of Operations
      Acquired 3.5 Acres for initial site
      Recruited two U.S. missionaries
      Raised $67,000
      Operation expense and land acquisition
      Thursday, July 29, 2010
      Accomplishments So Far
    • Vision For The Future
      Education Program
      Regular Rotation of Student Missionaries
      Community outreach and trade/skill education
      Community Water Program
      Self Reliance – “Teach a Man to Fish”
      Production of goods for export or local trade
      Raising of Livestock (Chicken, Cows, Goats, Fish) and Crops (Bananas, Corn, etc) for consumption and sale.
      Scholarship for Worthy Students
      Mission Trips
      Students, Church Groups, Humanitarian
      Annual Donor Commitment
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    • Thank You!
      Thursday, July 29, 2010