Karura Ka Nyunga Primary School

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.... Back when Nancy Iden was going to college she gained a roommate and a life long friend, Sarah Wainaina, from Kenya. Years later Nancy was able to visit Kenya and see her old roommate's home town and the intense poverty and lack of resources for schooling the children. There was a necessity for things such as pencils, crayons, and teaching materials. A ministry was started on a shoestring to help the neediest of the needy.


After 21 years of support, that tiny school in Kenya went from last to first in county rankings. Business and government officials, graduates from that school, and are leaders in Kenya. We did this. Why? Because the Holy Spirit moves us to do this.

From Pastor Curtis Ehrgott's sermon, The Way of Necessity.

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The Mission: "Help the Neediest of the Needy"

  1. Provide the neediest of the needy students with new uniforms and school supplies.
  2. Purchase basic teacher materials and reading books. 
  3. Purchase the necessary ingredients and supplies for the school Porridge Program.
  4. Pay salaries for two individuals to cook and serve the food to over 50 students on a daily basis.

100% of your donation will go toward providing the neediest of the needy with a healthy school environment and nutritious food during the school day. Your online donation is secure. While 100% of your donation always goes to the Karura Ka Nyunga Primary school, CSA is charged a 2.75% processing fee for each transaction. If you'd like to offset that fee, check the box on the payment page.

Thank you in advance for your generosity!

If you'd prefer to donate by check, please write the check to CONCORD-ST. ANDREW'S UMC with KARURA in the memo line. You can mail the check to:

Concord-St. Andrew's UMC
Attn: KARURA
5910 Goldsboro Road
Bethesda, MD 20817

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