Donations for The Desk Project
Friends of Dago is a 5013C nonprofit whose purpose is to improve the lives of the people in Dago Kenya.
Dago is a village of 3,000 in the southwestern part of Kenya, not far from the border of Tanzania and Lake Victoria. Dago’s residents are part of the Luo tribe. With over three million people, it is the third-largest community in Kenya, making up around 13% of the entire population. History suggests that the Luo traveled along the River Nile river from Sudan, arriving in Kenya around 500 years ago. They established settlements on the lands surrounding Lake Victoria, which is Africa’s largest freshwater lake. The residents of Dago are all farmers, raising animals and cultivating plants to sustain their livelihood. Animals include cows, chickens, and goats while crops are mainly vegetables such as maize and kale. Their diet also consists of plenty of fruits and vegetables and meat like chicken and fish. Their food staple is ugali, a dish with a dough-like consistency that is made from some type of flour like cornmeal. It is eaten by being rolled into a ball and dipped into a sauce or stew.
Our Desk Project is raising money to buy desks for the Dago Primary School (grades 1-8) which has been identified as a significant need. A group of us will be traveling to Dago in August 2022. In addition to donating money for desks, we will be taking clothes and sports equipment for the children of Dago. Donations of funds in any amount or any of these items would be greatly appreciated. You can make donations via cash, check, or online at www.friendsofdago.org. Receipts for tax purposes can be provided.