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Hakuna Matata Deutschland Fundraiser

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Posted by Martin Korndoerfer over 11 years ago

On April 14th 2012 we celebrated the official establishment of Hakuna Matata Deutschland e.V. as a registered charity. The money raised was used as a kick-off for our account. A one-off donation was made to send Muriungi Marete to the PDC Training.

Hakuna Matata Deutschland Founding Celebration

On the 3rd of April 2012 the German sister organisation of Hakuna Matata Kenya has seen its first light of day. It has been founded by Hakuna Matata Kenya board members Tammy and Martin Korndoerfer together with a group of friends who were inspired by the idea. The board of directors currently comprises Martin Korndoerfer, Tammy Korndoerfer, Jenny Pfau, and Julia Model as the cashier.

Tammy and Martin explaining the
Hakuna Matata Project

The two main activities of Hakuna Matata Deutschland are fundraising for projects realised by Hakuna Matata Kenya and organising a child sponsorship program. There are two types of membership: a free one, just for interest and one for 10 Euros per month, which will be used 100% to support orphaned children living in Isiolo and Meru districts. From these 10 Euros per month the school fees and school materials, food, clothes and basic medical services will be paid. Muriungi Marete, the CEO of Hakuna Matata Kenya personally identifies those children most in need of support.
In the future HMD will also try to win businesses as sponsors to cover operational costs and to fund more expensive projects in the framework of the Hakuna Matata Project.
On April 14th 2012 we celebrated the founding of Hakuna Matata Deutschland with a fundraising festival, where friends and colleagues were invited and could learn more about the project. The earnings of this fundraiser are put towards our operational costs (bank fees & money transfer fees) for the next year.
Below are some impressions from the Hakuna Matata Spring Festival.

Introduction to the Hakuna Matata Project

The festival was held in our garden outside Hamburg, Bergedorf on a luckily dry spring day. Tammy made African dishes after recipes sent by Muriungi's wife Joyce. There was...., ...... and...... as well as chicken kebabs in an marinade of African spices. In the afternoon there was cake, donated from Julia and fairtrade coffee. In the evening people could try out slacklining and we held a beer crate climbing contest. Finally, in the evening the festival closed with a fire show with poi and staff by Tammy and Martin. All in all about 20-25 people celebrated with us and we were able to raise 160 Euros, which will be more than enough to pay for our annual bank fees and for transferring the membership fees to Kenya. So i want to give a big THANK YOU to all of you for coming and donating to the project.

Tammy climbing Mt. Beck's
Maj slacklining

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