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#1 Nixxy

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 06:03 PM

Basically while I was in Kenya last month I visited a Maasai village that had absolutely nothing except houses made of cow poo and a couple of goats. The children had to walk for hours all by themselves to get to school, in the baking hot sun and with the dangers of wild animals such as lions and elephants just wandering around.

I'm trying to raise enough money to build and kit out a nursery in the village that will benefit the whole community and provide both girls and boys with an education, as the Maasai culture is that boys are educated but do nothing whereas the girls cannot go to school as they need to collect water, build houses, cook, look after the children etc.

During lent if you've given something up please donate the 50p you would normally spend on chocolate or crisps so that we can give these children their nursery as soon as possible, and also ask your family and friends. If you gave £5 all it would mean is you went without one drink on a night out. If you gave £10 it would mean giving up a take away for one week, but it would change the lives of the people in the village forever.

I know normally when you give to charity you don't know where the money is going or what it is being used for, but 100% of the money raised will be going directly to the village to build this nursery and there will be a visable difference as they have nothing at all now, but hopefully within a few months or a year they will have a solid brick nursery complete with furniture and equipment.

Every single penny would be greatly appreciated so please give anything you can, even if it is just a bit of loose change.

There's more information about the village and the project on my Just Giving page.

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Thank you.

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 08:47 PM

I just donated, best of luck with it :)

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 08:47 PM

I don't normally do this, but since you're a wimminz an' all i'll say what the hell. As long as when the village becomes a booming commercial metropolis they'll build a 50ft statue in my honour and perhaps give me a place to stay on the city outskirts, preferably with a swimming pool and a home cinema.

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 08:49 PM

View PostViceMan, on 14 March 2011 - 08:47 PM, said:

I don't normally do this, but since you're a wimminz an' all i'll say what the hell. As long as when the village becomes a booming commercial metropolis they'll build a 50ft statue in my honour and perhaps give me a place to stay on the city outskirts, preferably with a swimming pool and a home cinema.

Bugger off, I replied first. <_<

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 08:51 PM

View PostDuffMan, on 14 March 2011 - 08:49 PM, said:

View PostViceMan, on 14 March 2011 - 08:47 PM, said:

I don't normally do this, but since you're a wimminz an' all i'll say what the hell. As long as when the village becomes a booming commercial metropolis they'll build a 50ft statue in my honour and perhaps give me a place to stay on the city outskirts, preferably with a swimming pool and a home cinema.

Bugger off, I replied first. <_<


I donated first, plus my reply was longer to type.

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 08:52 PM

View PostViceMan, on 14 March 2011 - 08:51 PM, said:

View PostDuffMan, on 14 March 2011 - 08:49 PM, said:

View PostViceMan, on 14 March 2011 - 08:47 PM, said:

I don't normally do this, but since you're a wimminz an' all i'll say what the hell. As long as when the village becomes a booming commercial metropolis they'll build a 50ft statue in my honour and perhaps give me a place to stay on the city outskirts, preferably with a swimming pool and a home cinema.

Bugger off, I replied first. <_<


I donated first, plus my reply was longer to type.

Touche.

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 08:53 PM

View PostDuffMan, on 14 March 2011 - 08:52 PM, said:

Douche.

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fixed...

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 09:12 PM

Thank you so much guys :)

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 09:20 PM

*waits for boobs* :D

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 01:42 AM

I don't know this charity but their site looks very professional.

I had hoped to see you picture here, but you're shy? ;)


View PostViceMan, on 14 March 2011 - 09:20 PM, said:

*waits for boobs* :D

Sorry, I mis-clicked. I didn't mean to give you bad rep. :( I'll give you a refund tomorrow, it seems I can't give any more positive rep today.

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 01:57 AM

I evened it out.

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 02:32 AM

I made it positive.

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 03:22 AM

Hmm. Listen, i don't mean to hurt your feelings but we've been dumping money into Africa for 50 years and we have nothing to show for it. Until they get their own shit together I'm out.

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 11:08 AM

I agree with you that millions of pounds have been given and there is hardly anything to see from it but that's because the government is so corrupt unless you give the money directly to a community the government pocket it.

Last year I went to Kenya for 5 weeks to work in a tiny rural village in their hospital and schools, which were all funded by charity and had the charity (Kenya Acorn Project) not gone directly to the area to build and help then it would have never happened, but it made such a massive difference to the lives of the people there.

To get into the police or army in Kenya you have to be from the right tribe, and you then have to pay your way in. They work by receiving bribes from people... If you don't have car insurance they demand a bribe and then you're free to go. There was a girl on an exchange program, where a school in America was going to pay for her to be educated in America, but to get a passport her dad had to bribe 3 different people in the passport office at every stage of the process, even though there was absolutely no reason why she couldn't have a passport.

So when raising this money it will be given directly to the Masai Village and the project is being overseen by one of the owners of the charity, so it will make a difference in the lives of these people, even if it's only a small change on the scale of things.

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 09:37 PM

View PostNixxy, on 15 March 2011 - 11:08 AM, said:

To get into the police or army in Kenya you have to be from the right tribe, and you then have to pay your way in. They work by receiving bribes from people... If you don't have car insurance they demand a bribe and then you're free to go. There was a girl on an exchange program, where a school in America was going to pay for her to be educated in America, but to get a passport her dad had to bribe 3 different people in the passport office at every stage of the process, even though there was absolutely no reason why she couldn't have a passport.

That corruption is awful. I have heard similar examples about Russian officials, even officials operating on Norwegian territory. I know a man who needed a Russian visa, and the Russian office that grants visa tried to extort extra money from him by mailing the visa in the very last second so that he risked receiving it too late and missing the flight. He had a Russian girlfriend and I'm not sure if she warned him about it so that he could lie about the date of departure, or if he actually had to pay. This is how they operate. Russia is almost as good as the average African country, and that's not a compliment.

I give money to other charity already, so I won't give to your organization. Sorry. But I wish you the best of luck. :)

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 08:05 AM

They should protest against the government, I've heard it's really popular nowadays in Africa.

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 05:19 PM

Fly spray, we need to donate fly spray.
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Posted 24 March 2011 - 05:32 PM

No, flies are a special effect. The corrupt actually steal the donations to import extra vibrant blue bottles when the film crews come in to town!

That wasn't a dig at the poor staving people btw. I'm not that evil.

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 06:45 PM

I used to use African kids as target practice, hard as fuck to hit when they're running though. Don't worry, they were only rubber bullets - I'm not that evil either.

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 06:46 PM

*Pretends to feel guilty for being that evil*

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