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    I wanted to tell you all about my friend, Dutch Meyer, who is the founder of the charity, Teko Anim, in Kwahu Tafo, West Ghana, Africa. For seven years, Dutch and his wife, BL, ran the charity from Seattle, making four or so visits to Ghana each year. Seven months ago, they sold all of their wordly possessions and left their comfortable home in Seattle and moved to Kwahu Tafo and are now living in the village and conducting the programs that they have developed on site.

    Their love for the villagers and deep desire to improve their lives is palpable. Recently, some of their long-term funding was lost due to a backer deciding to retire from charitable work.They take no money for themselves. All donations to Yeko Anim are used 100% for the benefit of the villagers.
     

    A little info about Dutch:
    Dutch Meyer, Founder and Executive Director started working in the humanitarian field over 15 years ago with a trip to Rwanda. In 2007 he formed YEKO ANIM/Kid’s First Enterprise Ghana. With the help of his wife, BL, and a few friends they managed to raise funding to do the first of their projects in Kwahu Tafo.

    Dutch has said: “it was after our first trip to Kenya, we knew that eventually the volunteer road would bring us back to Africa. The programs of YEKO ANIM are closely tied to all I have done in my work life. My background includes several years of teaching and educational program development in the United States and the United States Virgin Islands. I hope to bring a unique perspective to the programs we support in Kwahu Tafo, but I know as a lifelong learner I will receive much more knowledge than I could ever hope to give.”

    Please click the link below and take a look at what they are doing in Tafo. Please share this link on your social media and send this link around to anyone you know who might be interested in the work they are doing and who may be able to make a donation to this cause. Their fundraising goals are modest, but it is hard to fundraise from Africa due to connectivity issues and they are very busy working with the villagers in the programs and that cuts into fundraising time.

    These are two very hardworking people who are making a big difference in the lives of the villagers in Tafo, Ghana. Please help if you can. I am posting this because I so deeply believe in them and do not want to see them fail due to money issues. Thank you. rubyr

    http://yekoanim.org/

    Thanks, Sis Deo, for letting me post this here. Blessings on your beautiful spirit.

    "Southern nights have you ever felt a southern night?" Allen Toussaint ~~Remember the Gulf of Mexico~~

    by rubyr on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 01:06:24 PM PST

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