The Baraka Circle Society
(baraka means “blessing” in Swahili)
Share your blessings with the children of Africa and help support their future. Join our Baraka Circle Society! You can make an impact in African countries where the advantages Americans take for granted are all too rare. Give through a gift through your estate plans and help us build a better world.
For over 20 years I have partnered with Bread and Water for Africa® serving orphaned children in Kenya providing a loving home and family. Like Bread and Water for Africa® I believe our children are our future and through education, health and nurturing positive relationships together we give hope and love to those who would otherwise not survive.
Over these many years I have had the privilege to raise more than 400 children, from newborns to young adults. Our Lewa Children’s Home in Eldoret, Kenya is full of life and love for 87 orphaned and abandoned children. Our support includes providing the basics of food, clean water and health care, as well as education so that these precious children have the tools they need to live a better life. We offer outreach support by covering the costs of school fees and other basic assistance to 176 more children in the surrounding communities. We could not have achieved this without the support of your help through Bread and Water for Africa®.
Beyond our work at Lewa Children’s Home, Bread and Water for Africa® has provided more than $5 million in grant funding to grass-roots organizations throughout the continent from Cameroon to Zimbabwe. Bread and Water® has also provided more than $120 million worth of in-kind donations and medical supplies, medicine, hygiene items, books and computers for schools and vital disaster relief assistance.
With you, I believe in the hope for Africa and invite you to join the Baraka Circle Society to share your blessings with the children of Africa and see how you can use your will to extend your impact and continue our path well into the future.
With love and blessings,
Phyllis Keino, R.N.
From giving a loving home to orphaned and abandoned children to providing health care, clean water, and educational programs, Bread and Water for Africa® is reaching across the continent and across all ages to provide the foundation from which children and adults can live better lives. Thanks to your caring and generosity, Bread and Water for Africa® has accomplished much over the years. Here are just a few examples:
- Built a guest house to generate income for the Lewa Children’s Home
- Built and supports the operation of three orphan facilities in three countries
- Constructed and support the operations of nine Maternal Health and Under-Five clinics in Sierra Leone.
- Constructed more than 20 clean-water wells
- Cultivated more than 1,000 acres of land to support agriculture self-sufficiency
- Developed livestock training program for women
- Constructed eight primary schools
- Developed and supports vocational training in four countries
- Created and supports women’s literacy programs in five countries
Every planned gift begins with an important question: How can I make a lasting difference in the lives of others?
To learn how you can use your will to secure a brighter future for Africa, contact Tracy Kelso at (703) 317-9089 or email@example.com
Put It in Writing
If you are ready to include a gift to Bread and Water for Africa® in your will, ask your attorney to add this suggested wording:
I give to Bread and Water for Africa, Inc.®, Alexandria, VA (the sum of $_____ or ____ percent of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate) for its general purposes.
Wills and Living Trusts
You want to leave money to Bread and Water for Africa® in your will. You also want the flexibility to change your will in the event that life circumstances change. You can do both.
In as little as one sentence, you can complete your gift. This type of donation to Bread and Water for Africa® in your will or living trust helps ensure that we continue our mission for years to come.
If you have left Bread and Water for Africa® in your will, fill out this Bequest Intention Form and let us know.
They are easy and flexible. Tools for designation can include:
· Life Insurance Policies
· IRA and Retirement Plans
· Commercial Annuities
It only takes three steps to make this type of gift. Here’s how to name Bread and Water for Africa® as a beneficiary:
1. Contact your retirement plan administrator, insurance company, bank or financial institution for a change-of-beneficiary form.
2. Decide what percentage (1 to 100) you would like us to receive and name us, along with the percentage you chose, on the beneficiary form.
3. Return the completed form to your plan administrator, insurance company, bank or financial institution.
1. Contact Tracy Kelso at (703) 317-9089 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information on bequests or to chat more about the different options for including Bread and Water for Africa® in your will or estate plan.
2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
3. If you include Bread and Water for Africa® in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
Legal Name: Bread and Water for Africa®, Inc.
Address: 8301 Richmond Highway, Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22309
Federal Tax ID Number: 54-1884520
The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in examples are for hypothetical purposes only and are subject to change. References to estate and income taxes include federal taxes only. State income/estate taxes or state law may impact your results.