Meet Omari. Two days ago he returned from the hospital after being hacked in the face by a machete defending an orphanage of 35 children by himself.
This man dedicates his life to take care of 35 orphaned children from the ages of 2-17 in Kenya. A couple of days ago a group of thugs raided the orphanage to pilage anything they could find, after beating and slashing Omari’s face for defending the children and himself from a previous attempted attack.
The only thing the children are living off of right now are things growing from their small garden, and eggs from a couple of chickens in their coup. Reddit looked to aim to raise $2,000 a couple of hours ago to help build a concrete wall around the orphanage with a 3 layered barbed-wire coil set on top.
In 3 hours, over $11,000 has been donated - and all the extra money is going to feeding them, giving them an education, keeping these children (and many more) safe, and building a new facility.
Remember, anything counts!! Lets see what we can do in 24 hours! :))
With an update guys: Reddit has now raised over $75,000.00 for the orphanage (Average Kenyan income level, $770USD/yr). They plan to purchase the land the orphanage is on, build a stronger wall, and have hired a pair of armed guards to patrol and keep things safe. Omari is the civil engineer who is designing the wall.
And he took a machete to the face. For kids without parents.