Small Steps For CompassionWith The Make It Count Foundation<br />Thursday, July 29, 2010<br />1<br />
Who Are We?<br />Mission statement<br />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. <br />Theme<br />It's not what you believe that counts; it's what you believe enough to do. – Gary Gulbranson<br />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. <br />Thursday, July 29, 2010<br />2<br />
Thursday, July 29, 2010<br />3<br />Board Members<br />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.<br />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 . <br />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.<br />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.<br />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.<br />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.<br />Shannin Pickle<br />President<br />Juma Kitua<br />Director of Operations<br />Doug Walz<br />Kaylene Walz<br />Paul Pickle<br />Roswitha Browne<br />
Foundation History<br />Established in 2006<br />501(3)(C) Status granted in 2007<br />Federal Tax ID# is 20-5367324. <br />Medical Clinic<br />June 2007<br />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.<br />Led a group of 26 volunteers to the island for drywall, electricity and landscaping prep. <br />Led a group of medical professionals conducting clinics in the local schools.<br />May 2009<br />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.<br />Congolese Orphanage<br />Since 2008 we have been fundraising and supporting an orphanage in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.<br />Oct 2008<br />First trip to Africa to visit the children at the Mercy for Children orphanage in the Congo.<br />Tanzania Project<br />March, 2010<br />Traveled to Africa to volunteer at several charity organizations<br />Acquired property for the Small Steps for Compassion project.<br />April, 2010<br />Formed Small Steps for Compassion NGO legal entity in Tanzania<br />Thursday, July 29, 2010<br />4<br />
Small Steps Project Location<br />Thursday, July 29, 2010<br />5<br />Latitude:3.330814º S<br />Longitude:36.888109º E<br />
Our Goal<br />We want to build a home for children in need, creating a natural and nurturing environment. <br />We will work in harmony with the local culture and environment providing a path of improvement to those that seek it.<br />Self-reliance is a critical requirement. While foreign capital is required to initiate this project, self-sustainment is our goal.<br />Thursday, July 29, 2010<br />7<br />
Location<br />Tanzania is located in Eastern Africa on the India Ocean and boasts the tallest mountain in Africa (Mt Kilimanjaro)<br />Population<br />42 Million<br />Orphan Population<br />4 Million<br />Average Annual Income<br />$340<br />Infant Mortality Rate<br />10%<br />Life Expectancy<br />46 Years of age<br />The HIV Infection Rate<br />As high as 15% in Urban Areas<br />National language<br />Swahili <br />Thursday, July 29, 2010<br />8<br />Tanzania Background<br />
Thursday, July 29, 2010<br />9<br />Immediate Needs<br />
Completed Humanitarian Trip<br />Formed Legal Tanzanian Entity<br />Received tax id<br />NGO Certification<br />Hired Tanzanian Director of Operations<br />Acquired 3.5 Acres for initial site<br />Recruited two U.S. missionaries<br />Raised $67,000<br />Operation expense and land acquisition<br />Thursday, July 29, 2010<br />10<br />Accomplishments So Far<br />
Vision For The Future<br />Education Program<br />Regular Rotation of Student Missionaries<br />Community outreach and trade/skill education<br />Community Water Program<br />Self Reliance – “Teach a Man to Fish”<br />Production of goods for export or local trade<br />Raising of Livestock (Chicken, Cows, Goats, Fish) and Crops (Bananas, Corn, etc) for consumption and sale.<br />Scholarship for Worthy Students<br />Mission Trips<br />Students, Church Groups, Humanitarian<br />Annual Donor Commitment<br />Thursday, July 29, 2010<br />11<br />
Thank You!<br />Thursday, July 29, 2010<br />12<br />
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