Monthly Archives: May 2014

The David Klein Art Gallery

Earlier this month we had the pleasure of hosting our first Detroit event ever held at the David Klein Gallery.   With the help of our generous supporters we were able to raise over $9,000 with donations still coming in! We would like to extend special thanks to our host committee:

 

Kristin with our Board Members

Kristin with our Board Members

David Klein & Kate Ostrone

Christine & Robert Schefman

Susan & John Owens

Paul Jacobs & Jim Stout

Linda Hooper

Mary Buzas

Doretta Bonner

 

Without all of their hard work and support this event would not have been possible! We hope to establish a stronger base both in Michigan and the rest of the United States.  Thanks to Alaina Buzas for the beautiful photographs, be sure to check them out on our Facebook page.  We are looking forward to hosting more events like this in the future so please let us know if you would like to get involved!  Thank you again to everyone who came out to be a part of our work in providing clean water to those in need and we’ll see you next year!

The David Klein Gallery

The David Klein Gallery

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A Mother’s Love

First of all, The Samburu Project would like to wish everyone a happy Mother’s Day!  We hope everyone had a beautiful day spent with friends and family. If there is one thingI noticed on Mother’s Day, it was the outpouring of affection and admiration that flooded all forms of social media. It is apparent that mothers are some of the strongest and most supportive figures we encounter in our lifetime. They are willing to sacrifice anything to meet the needs of their children. This objective remains true no matter where you look, however, what those needs are vary depending on where you’re looking.

mother's day

For the women of Samburu, meeting their children’s most basic needs can be a difficult path to navigate. Gathering water is a strenuous chore that puts stress on the body, even resulting in miscarriage in some cases. Other times moms end up carrying very young children with them on their journeys to water. If a child is old enough, the child is also old enough to contribute to this intense labor. Mothers are spending these hours in search of water instead of playing with their children, teaching them life lessons, and making memories. Time spent obtaining water means less time spent with children and family.

No matter where you are, motherhood remains a difficult yet joyous experience. The Samburu Project works tirelessly to take away some of the burden, providing clean and accessible drinking water to the people of Samburu, allowing mothers to pass their days with their children instead of walking for hours at a time. We believe motherhood doesn’t need to be any more complicated than it already is. We only hope to give mothers the opportunity to cherish and experience the small moments: watching a soccer game, proudly supporting them at a school recitation or even doing homework together. These memories remain an inspirational affirmation of a mother’s unconditional love and we only hope to give all mothers the chance to experience them. Everyday should be a day to recognize the beautiful work these women do: a mother’s love never rests.