You don’t have to make a big gesture when it comes to giving back; every little bit counts.
Barbara Edie is a bestselling author who helps entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations tap into their power and leverage their personal story to promote their work. Barbara is currently preparing to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in the name of charity. Although it may seem daunting to some, Barbara emphasizes that you don’t need to create something huge in order to give back; all you have to do is just give to a cause you believe is meaningful to you. Barbara discusses her charity work with the Kipchamgaa Children’s Home in Kenya and the Just Like My Child foundation in Uganda.
Key Takeaways:[3:55] Barbara will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. [5:00] How did Barbara get involved with Kipchamgaa Children’s Home? [9:05] The goal is to raise £30,000 for 40 children. [10:25] How did Kipchamgaa Children’s Home get started? [13:45[ Kipchamgaa has the capacity to house 80 children, but they only have the resources to feed and care for 40 of those children. [18:35] What happens to the children once they finish school? [20:00] How does Barbara’s charity work with Kipchamgaa tie into her Mount Kilimanjaro climb? [29:55] When you climb Kilimanjaro, you’re taking both a physical and spiritual journey. [31:55] What was Barbara’s life like, charity wise, before finding out about Kipchamgaa? [36:15] Not sure what area you should give back to? Follow what’s true and meaningful to you. [41:35] Barbara talks about the Just Like My Child foundation. [49:30] It’s not about trying to fix or rescue these children; it’s about giving them the empowerment they need to navigate this life. [51:20] Barbara talks about the work she’s doing with the Haitian School Without Borders. [59:25] You don’t have to create something global to be noble.
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