by Jackie Butterfield 10K Lives Impacted Rwanda
Hi Everyone! Next February I will be a part of an amazing team of 11 women as we embark on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity...
Next February I will
be a part of an amazing team of 11 women as we embark on a once-in-a-lifetime
opportunity to trek up to 19,341ft. for children in Rwanda. Why? After having
past opportunities to climb Kilimanjaro, the timing of this trip was a test of
my patience, but so worth the wait as I now have the best fusion of my passions
wrapped up into one epic adventure! My visits to Rwanda in 2017 and 2018,
planted a hunger for “the land of a thousand hills" and want nothing less
than to help give back in every way possible. As an mountain girl at heart who
had the privilege of growing up never knowing hunger, I welcome the steep
slopes and the opportunity that each step will bring to the kids of Rwanda.
My husband and I are the proud sponsor parents of two students in Rwanda and are excited to connect you to the most loving, generous and "wealthy in love" culture. Their dreams, hopes and potential are so clearly within reach and I am honored prime their childhoods for a prosperous future for themselves, their families and country.
Our Kilimanjaro 2020 team will help raise support and awareness for Africa New Life's Food Program! With a team goal of $170,000 they will be able to provide more than 200,000 meals for kids in Rwanda.
Meet our team of 11 courageous women: Renate, Charlotte, Brooke, Judy, Char, Michelle, Jackie, Leslie, Tanna (team leader), Anne & Alisha!
Africa New Life's Food Program helps to provide school lunches to children in Rwanda who otherwise would get little or no food to eat. These children work hard and are dedicated to doing well in school so they can improve their families' situations and give back to their country when they grow up. But it’s hard to learn or grow without food!
An average meal in Rwanda costs $0.83, which means $25 provides food for a child for a month (30 meals). Feeding children and families is an extension of the gospel and provides students the stability and consistent nutrition necessary to complete their education.
(photo: Wurzbach Fisher Photography)
We are so thankful for you joining us on this life-changing adventure for the children of Rwanda!
Thank you for helping us make a difference!
Jackie and The Kilimanjaro 2020 Team