Katiola orphanage: Fundraising for fencing

Sekou (left) speaking with some of the children at the orphanage and Father Germaine

Sekou (left) speaking with some of the children at the orphanage and Father Germaine

During a recent blog, we shared about the work of the Katiola Orphanage in Katiola, Côte d’Ivoire (CI), which provides a home and education for children who might otherwise been subject to infanticide due to local village customs.

Many of you have been following our service trip plans to CI this winter and are interested in learning more about supporting our efforts to help the children at the Katiola Orphanage. We’ve learned from Father Germaine their major needs include funds for building a fence to protect their temporary garden and what will eventually become their new facility, as well as donated school supplies and uniforms, and medications.

If you’d like to participate in our fundraising efforts, please consider the following sponsorships:


1 fence post = $18 US (66 posts needed)

1 day of bulldozer rental = $820 (2 days needed)

1 bag of cement = $28 US (32 bags needed)

1 school uniform kit = $30 US (17 kits needed)

1 set of school supplies = $40 US (17 sets needed)

Interested or wanting to learn more? Email info@koneconsulting.com to learn more about sponsoring a part of their project. We are communicating with Father Germaine about best methods for accepting donations. We’ll update you on our fundraising progress and plans as this project continues to develop.


2 Spots Remaining! If you’d like to take a more active role in our Travel With Purpose project, you’re welcome to join us on our trip, December 27, 2019 – January 10, 2020. See our website for more details, or consider joining us in 2020/2021.