Give a family a Goat
For $120 or $10 per share

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Gift a Female Breeding Cow
$500 or $25 per share

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Give a Family
A Flock of Chickens $30

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Who We Are

Jembe Fund is a nonprofit organization that gives teens an easy way to “shop” for family farmers in poverty-stricken parts of Africa.

Giving Families the Tools Toward Independence

We focus our efforts on investing in helping families in Kenya and Tanzania become self-sustaining and independent by supplying them with livestock that allows them to create a farm. Rather than giving them food supply for a few days, we provide them the resources that allow them the dignity and security to create a sustainable life for themselves.

Teen Founded, Teen Managed, Teen Focused

Non-profits often overlook teens. We’re here to change that. In fact, we’re here to tell you, don’t listen to the naysayers, You do have the power to make amazingness happen. Giving can do awesome things for your self-esteem and self-confidence. We’re here to help you with an easy way to make a HUGE impact in the lives of many people.

Gifts That Keep on Giving.

How amazing would you feel if, instead of asking for another pair of sneakers or another phone upgrade, you chose to do something different, that’s bigger than just yourself. How surprised would your family be when you send them a link to your gift wish list and it includes a flock of chickens for a family in Kenya?

It All Started with a Term Paper…

Mutua Kasinga had an assignment at school to write a report and research poverty and hunger. He volunteered at a local food bank and decided to go a step further and create a way for teens to do their part to help end world hunger. Jembe Fund was born.

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Jembe is Swahili for hoe – this simple farming tool is often all a peasant farmer has to use to farm and feed his family. Instead of the tractors and other heavy-duty motorized farm equipment we often see in developed countries, African farmers till the soil by hand, sometimes in sweltering conditions for hours and hours every day.
We’re glad you asked! We couldn’t believe when we learned how little it costs to completely transform the lives of kids in developing countries. One starter herd of goats for instance, which costs about as much as a gaming system (actually probably less!) can provide food and money to bring a family out of poverty. Livestock is also incredibly sustainable — meaning a few goats breed more goats and soon a family has a farm that can last for generations.
One starter goat herd can make the difference between the children in the family going to school or going hungry without it. It can make the difference between a farmer expanding to buy more livestock and equipment and a family remaining in poverty. All that impact — for just the price of a few game downloads. Your impact could be felt for generations to come. Have you ever experienced doing anything that significant before? We know we haven’t!
All we need is for you, the benefactor, the giver, or as we like to call you — OUR HERO -- to contribute to purchasing the much-needed livestock. You can fundraise, you can add us to your birthday or graduation wish list, you can use your spare change that wasn’t really doing anything anyway to purchase livestock for a family in need. Click on our donate button to set change in motion for a family.
All we need is for you, the benefactor, the giver, or as we like to call you — OUR HERO -- to contribute to purchasing the much-needed livestock. You can fundraise, you can add us to your birthday or graduation wish list, you can use your spare change that wasn’t really doing anything anyway to purchase livestock for a family in need. Click on our donate button to set change in motion for a family. Giving is the Best Flex We all know posting up the newest designer clothes and shoes is an easy way to gain some likes and views, but we’re hoping to add a better way to show off your status — by showing off your giving. It’s easy to indulge yourself in the latest fashion and devices, but it takes real heart to decide to share what you have with someone less fortunate. We are so proud of each donor who is showing us every day the power and character of your generation.We love our farmer families and can’t wait to share their stories with you. Share your donation with the world on social and make sure to let them know that #givingisgoat And don’t forget to tag us @jembefund we’ll always try to share the love right back

Giving is the Best Flex

We all know posting up the newest designer clothes and shoes is an easy way to gain likes and views, but we’re hoping to add a better way to show off your status — by showing off your giving to heart. It’s easy to indulge yourself in the latest fashion and devices, but it takes real heart to decide to share what you have with someone less fortunate

We are so proud of each donor who is showing us every day the power and character of your generation.We love our farmer families and can’t wait to share their stories with you. Share your donation with the world on social and make sure to let them know that #givingisgoat And don’t forget to tag us @jembefund we’ll always try to share the love right back

Shhhhhh….don’t keep Jembe Fund a secret. Tell your friends, tell your parents...definitely tell the grandparents who always want to give you some extra cash. Share our page on your social pages and let everyone know you’re supporting farming families working to make better lives for themselves. We can’t do this without you!

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