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Date: 1 September 2020

Watch a Video and view a Photo Gallery of the newest project, called “Food Parcels for Orphanages and Schools”. Please consider supporting this important project. Thank you.


Date: 24 August 2020

Watch this video, in which the Korogocho community expresses their deep appreciation for Plentishare and your generous support of the important School Building project, which will help to enrich the lives of their children.

See more details about this project.


Date: 06 June 2020

Please consider making a contribution to this important effort through financial donations and prayer support to help the poor and disadvantages children and families in the Korogocho Slums.


 

Orrecc School in Kenya

SEE VIDEOS of the Orrecc School in Kenya:   Video #1    |    Video #2

Date: 01 January 2020

Thank You!

On behalf of Plentishare I would like to thank you very much for the donations we have received from you in 2019. The money was used for various projects in India, Nepal, Ukraine and Kenya.

Featured Update: Kenya Project
In November, Alexander and I visited the little school for which Plentishare has collected money in the past year. Thanks to many of you, we were able to take 20 kg of toys along. We distributed them during our visit. The joy of the children in receiving the gifts has warmed our hearts.

Thank you again for your support. Together we have put a smile on the faces of many children.

We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
Kind regards,

Helene Jouwena-Fischer
Director of Plentishare


Date: 07 October 2019

This update is also a welcome opportunity for me to thank you in the name of our project partners.

In Nepal, we have been able to fix the plumbing and make progress on the beds. We bought mattresses for the boys’ children home. We bought school uniforms and upgraded the girls children home. You may remember that the parents of those children are in prison, and nobody else will take care of them. Luckily they have found refuge in the Peace-loving children home.

In India, we were able to buy school uniforms, shoes and other important school materials for the orphans.

Do you remember the little school we built in Kimilili, Western Kenya?
We were able to complete the “Boarding School” aspect of the ORRECC Christian School Project in Kenya. You helped us to raise 7,000 euro for the boarding school improvements, which has been a great blessing to this community of orphans, children and families in Kenya.

We are now embarking on 2 more projects for the ORRECC Christian School in Kenya: 1) the “Beds” project, and 2) the “Playground” project.

The ORRECC School effort has been Plentishare’s biggest project so far, and your important donations have made a big impact in that little, poor society. The school is mainly for orphans and children from poor families. Unfortunately more and more kids have either no more place to call home or refuse to go home, because of domestic violence, like beatings and rape. They are now sleeping in the old school building, which is made out of mud. Some children have mattresses, but not all of them.  Plentishare has started a crowdfunding program to finance beds, mattresses, blankets and mosquito nets. The local community are the one who make the beds themselves. We support them by buying the materials (trees, etc). The school has the government’s approval.

Budget:

  • 25 bunk beds x 40 Euro = 1000 Euro
  • 50 mattresses, blankets, mosquito nets x 15 Euro = 750 Euro
  • unexpected costs = 100 Euro
  • Total = 1850 Euro

For the smallest children, we would like to finance a small playground at the school. These toddlers obviously do not grow up with toys, like other children, who are more well-off. I am pretty sure we would put a big smile on their face with a few swings, slides, etc. The budget for this playground project is: 1200 Euro.

Together we can make a difference and make things happen!

Thank you for your trust in Plentishare. Thanks you for your love and support for the less fortunate people in this world.

Kind greetings,

Helene Jouwena-Fischer
Director of Plentishare


Child Shelter India

Dear friends,

We, the Plentishare team, are very happy to inform you that we could build a little school building in rural Western Kenya – Kimilili.
The school is for orphans and very poor children. Up to now, they have had some classrooms that were made out of mud. But we would like that to be “history”. With your help, these children can have a stone building with a stone floor and a proper roof. If it rains, they would be able to eat their lunch inside, and would no longer need to sit on the muddy floor. On behalf of the founder, teachers, parents and all of the children, we want to thank you very much in advance, for helping to make their dreams come true.

From Kenya, we go to Nepal.

In 1995, Dinesh Neupane, the director of the home, got in touch with a prisoner, who was sentenced to death. The prisoner’s biggest worry was his two little sons. Dinesh promised this prisoner that he would take care of his sons after his death. This was the beginning of Peace Loving Children’s Home. At this time, they have 2 homes: one for girls and one for boys. Thanks to Peace Loving Children’s Home, many kids have been saved from living with their parents in prison or from living on the streets. There is a need to repair the beds and to buy new matrasses and blankets. Will you please help us to give them what every child should have: Somebody who loves them, a home, food and a proper bed that would help them get a good night’s sleep.

The budget for this project is 2680 Euro.

You may wonder how Plentishare projects are financed:

  • A number of people give us every month an amount of money
  • Gifts come in also thanks to FB advertisments and other crowdfunding platforms
  • Regularly we get large gifts from a few sponsors
  • Different kind of companies have given a one-time gift
  • Events like birthday parties; Christmas and Easter gifts from supporters
  • Left-over foreign money. If you have been on vacation or business trips and still have foreign money, we are happy to receive them as well.

Thank you again for your trust in Plentishare. Together we are helping to make the world happier in important ways.

Kind greetings,
Helene Jouwena-Fischer


Child Shelter India

Dear friends,

We, the Plentishare team, are very happy to inform you that we could build a little school building in rural Western Kenya – Kimilili.
The school is for orphans and very poor children. Up to now, they have had some classrooms that were made out of mud. But we would like that to be “history”. With your help, these children can have a stone building with a stone floor and a proper roof. If it rains, they would be able to eat their lunch inside, and would no longer need to sit on the muddy floor. On behalf of the founder, teachers, parents and all of the children, we want to thank you very much in advance, for helping to make their dreams come true.

From Kenya, we go to Nepal.

In 1995, Dinesh Neupane, the director of the home, got in touch with a prisoner, who was sentenced to death. The prisoner’s biggest worry was his two little sons. Dinesh promised this prisoner that he would take care of his sons after his death. This was the beginning of Peace Loving Children’s Home. At this time, they have 2 homes: one for girls and one for boys. Thanks to Peace Loving Children’s Home, many kids have been saved from living with their parents in prison or from living on the streets. There is a need to repair the beds and to buy new matrasses and blankets. Will you please help us to give them what every child should have: Somebody who loves them, a home, food and a proper bed that would help them get a good night’s sleep.

The budget for this project is 2680 Euro.

You may wonder how Plentishare projects are financed:

  • A number of people give us every month an amount of money
  • Gifts come in also thanks to FB advertisments and other crowdfunding platforms
  • Regularly we get large gifts from a few sponsors
  • Different kind of companies have given a one-time gift
  • Events like birthday parties; Christmas and Easter gifts from supporters
  • Left-over foreign money. If you have been on vacation or business trips and still have foreign money, we are happy to receive them as well.

Thank you again for your trust in Plentishare. Together we are helping to make the world happier in important ways.

Kind greetings,
Helene Jouwena-Fischer


UPDATE: Christmas Project in Romania
written by Ligia from the Metro ministry

Christmas Project in Romania

We would like to thank you very much for your trust in our small NGO, for your donations and most of all for having a longing to make the world a little bit better for so many poor people.

I would like to give you the update I have received from the leaders involved in our Christmas project in Romania. The pictures tell their own stories and the text will affirm that our money has been spent wisely:

The outreach took place on December 31, 2018, when we visited 74 families with their children, including the neighbours from the Romanian side of the valley; they are just a few, about 5-6 families.

It was a mildly cold December day—mud everywher—andhere we were with our vans and trailers full with boots, warm cloth and food packages for this extremely vulnerable community with 74 families, which amounts to 338 people.

The children we know well were very happy to see us and started to run and hug us. their smiles and the warm welcome made us overlook the misery, including the mud which made it hard to step between the little houses.

The plan was to visit the valley from both sides in 6 small groups, take the foot size of each person and then go with the families along with our volunteers down to the distribution point, where we had lined up our sacks of boots by sizes, the warm cloth, the small toy animals we got as a donation and the food packages for each family.

Each home was very welcoming. The small rooms featured small decorations for Christmas, even a very tiny Christmas tree, one bed (maybe two), a stove and sometimes a little table or a cabinet.
Everyone tried to make it a little bit cleaner for New Year’s Eve, but with the immense mud from outside, it was almost impossible.

Every person received a pair of boots, warm cloth like a hat, scarf, jacket, pullover, etc. and a food package per family.

We visited 338 people.
From the 1000 euro (approx. 4600 Ron) received from Plentishare, we could cover the cost of 170 pairs of boots from size 22 to 35 (18,5 Ron/pair) and 66 boots from 36 to 41 sizes (23,00 Ron/pair). Thus the Plentishare donations helped to pay for a total of 236 pairs of boots out of 338 pairs; the cost for the rest of the boots was paid from our own money.

Thank you once again for supporting us with this occasion and helping us bless so many people living in distress and misery with the love of God through your practical help.

With much appreciation,
Ligia from the Metro ministry

Helping others is not only good and a good thing to do, it also makes us happier and healthier too. Giving also connects us to others, creating stronger communities and helps to build a happier society for everyone. And it’s not all about money; we can also give our time, ideas and energy.


UPDATE: Resettlement of a Syrian Christian Family

I am sure you remember our project resettlement of a Christian Syrian family to Belgium. On October 9, 2018, the Ibrahim family arrived in Belgium. I had the privilege of welcoming them at the airport. For a couple of months they had been residing in an asylum centre. Thankfully their niece and uncle are also in Belgium, so together with the Syrian Church, they already had some contacts. We from Plentishare continue to wish them all the best in their new home country. They are very happy and thankful for your support and prayers.


UPDATE: VZW BE YOU

We were happy to give 1000 Euro to the VZW BE YOU in Ypres. The money was used for furniture. It is nice to know that we are a part of that very important work. Thanks for your contribution. Many young people in Ypres, Belgium, now have a fancy place to go, where they can relax, have fun, grow in their understanding of Christian values, and learn how to become responsible members of the local community.


Other News & Updates

We are still collecting money for the maternity clinic in Kenya. Other projects are in the pipeline. As soon as everything is finalised, we plan to introduce them to you.

We Greatly Appreciate You, Our Supporters!

On behalf of Plentishare, I would like to thank you for your trust in our small organization. True compassion means not only feeling another’s pain but also being moved to help relieve it.

Sincerely,
Helene Jouwena-Fischer


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