Gary Muldoon has submitted a District Grant request for Kongoni Community Library in Kenya. If approved for funding, the project will help build and open the library in its new location after the library’s board was given notice to vacate the government building it was housed in. The project is located in Kakagega County, Western Kenya, one of the most poverty-stricken areas in the country. The library was averaging 150 uses a day and housed in a county building until government authorities gave notice to vacate by July 31, 2019. Designs for a new library have been approved by the library board, land has been purchased and the ground floor has been roughed in. While there are other components to the library, this project is focused specifically on providing doors, windows, plumbing, electrical wiring and fixtures, allowing the library to open when completed. Once opened in its new location, the library/community center will serve over 5,000 people who live in the area.
Five District 6250 clubs, Madison East-Monona, Madison South, Stoughton, Waunakee and Madison Horizons have signed on as Contributing Clubs pledging a total of $3,250. Madison Breakfast has pledged $500 and Books Are Power, a non-profit that sets up libraries in Africa, has pledged $3,000. The remaining $500 will come from individual contributions. If you would like to pledge money toward the project please contact Gary.