Elk Grove Soccer Cleat Drive
Friends of Yimbo is a registered Non Governmental Organization based in California with a focus in developmental work in Kenya, Africa.
Yimbo is a location in western Kenya, Africa where the majority of people are peasant farmers who live on a $1/day. Currently, Friends of Yimbo operates in 3 villages in Yimbo sub-county with an approximate population of 1200 people. The biggest issues in Yimbo are multiple and poverty driven including and not limited to lack of health care facilities, scarcity of water and illiteracy amongst others.
Thus, the program reflects the need to address these issues. These include education (scholarships, sports and capacity building); clean and safe water (wells and individual water tanks), micro-enterprise for women, water and health related programs (annual medical and dental clinics).
In the past, Elk Grove Soccer has donated 10 jerseys and 20 soccer balls to Muguna Primary School (MPS), Yimbo, a rural community in western Kenya. Now EGS jerseys are proudly worn in the rural community in Kenya. Unfortunately, due to lack of funding, the children sometimes play barefoot or with tennis shoes since they are unable to afford soccer cleats. As a club, with the help of Mountain Mikes, we are seeking new or used soccer cleats to send overseas to these dynamic children.
You can read more about Friends of Yimbo here at http://www.friendsofyimbo.org/