20th Annual Harambee
Saturday from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM PDT
Experience the difference Path From Poverty has made in Kenya over the past 20 years and become part of the hope for the future. Join us for optional interactive sessions throughout the day, followed by The Main Event at 6:30 PM (PDT) where we will all come together (virtually) to celebrate the work being done in Kenya and hear directly from the women whose lives are being transformed.
Path From Poverty is a Seattle-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that reaches across cultures to transform lives and communities by partnering with women’s groups; empowering and equipping women to break the cycle of poverty and live into their God-given potential.
For more information on the Path From Poverty initiatives and programs visit https://pathfrompoverty.org
4:00 - 4:30 PM - Opening & Welcome
4:30 - 6:30 PM - Optional Sessions
6:30 - 8:00 PM - Main Event
As part of this year's Harambee event you will have the opportunity to participate in your choice of four sessions to experience some of the ways Path From Poverty transforms lives.
We will also feature a Kenyan Marketplace where you will have the opportunity to purchase limited edition handcrafted items made by local artisans and brought back by members of our recent work trips to Kenya. All proceeds will go directly to Path From Poverty and support our continued projects and initiatives in the areas where these artisans live. More information about the Kenyan Marketplace will be available soon.
DETAILED EVENT SCHEDULE
4:00-4:30 PM – Opening Celebration
4:30-5:00 - Session 1
Our Model, Our Method, Our Mission. Learn the basics about Path From Poverty and be inspired by the impact that a water tank can make in a woman’s life. Long-time staff and board members will connect you to our 20-year-old story and how our strategy transforms lives.
While we can’t share food together yet, we can learn how to make chapatis in our own kitchens, thanks to this hands-on how-to with Jeanette Mbelle and Waeni Mutisya. Chapatis (a flatbread) are important culturally and economically--and are delicious! Recipe will be sent in advance to those who register.
5:00-5:30 - Session 2
Work trips are integral to Path From Poverty’s effectiveness. So much more than a helping hand or a cultural exchange, work team members build relationships, grow with their Kenyan sisters, and expand their own worldview. Executive Director, Kim McKoy, will share trip logistics, stories, along with stunning pictures and videos, from a recent work team trip
Calling all those young at heart! Listen to the true story of a girl who has to walk for water, read by Cynthia Tewes. Learn a few words in Swahili and Kamba, join in our traditional song, and learn how rope is made by hand. A coordinating coloring sheet will be sent to those who register.
5:30-6:00 - Session 3
Who are these women who walk for water, and what is a day in their lives like? Come walk alongside our women as they share their activities with us in footage straight from Kenya. You’ll see with your own eyes the difference a water tank makes in everyday life and appreciate life on the other side of the world.
Kenyan gardens play an essential role in life and culture. Learn how gardening is done in Kenya and how gardens help to pave the "Paths From Poverty" for Kenyan women. You’ll see beautiful footage of Kenyan gardens and hear from our moderators from Kenya living now in Seattle.
6:00-6:30 - Session 4
A large part of the mission of Path From Poverty is to empower women economically, helping them improve income generation and money management. Hear directly about the creative ways PFP Kenya members earn money and how they invest it to improve their lives.
The Ukambani region of Kenya has a fascinating history. To understand the broader context of limited water availability in the region, we’ll explore past water and land management practices and existing water sources. Included is a discussion of the "appropriate technology" of water collection tanks.
6:30-7:30 PM – Main Celebration
7:30 – 8:00 PM – Kikundi (Group) Discussions
***To register for Harambee, click the "Donate & Tickets" button at the top of this page.***
Thank You to Our Event Sponsors:
Grove Family Foundation
Boni & Don Piper
David & Barbara Rood