Action Kivu – 4th annual fundraiser

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Are you ready? It’s time again for the annual Action Kivu fundraiser, organized by Alissa. If you’ve been reading for a while, you may remember this fundraiser from years past, but if not, here’s a brief description of the fundraiser from Alissa’s blog –

Action Kivu is a nonprofit that helps women who are victims of the conflict in Eastern Congo by teaching them to sew at a sewing workshop. Action Kivu also pays for children to go to school and supports other programs for women that provide them ways to support themselves and their families.

The conflict in Congo has taken the lives of over 5.4 million people since 1998. Rape is used as a weapon of war, with estimates putting the number of rapes in the hundreds of thousands. These are horrible statistics but together, year after year now, we have made a difference for some specific women and children. You can read more about their efforts here.


This years goal is $20,000 and together I know we can meet it! Every little bit counts, so hopefully you’ll consider a donation to this wonderful cause. As an added incentive, by donating you can be entered to win a number of wonderful prizes (take a look at them here). Click here to go to Alissa’s post to make a donation!

**As an added (added) incentive, I’m adding a little extra giveaway. Donate at least $25 and then comment on this post to be entered to win a selection of out of print Heather Ross fabrics (pieces from her Mendocino, Lightning Bugs and/or West Hill lines). I don’t have a photo for you now as I’m away from home, but I promise it’ll be good! Let’s see how much we can raise for the women and children of the Congo! (I’ll select a winner once the fundraiser ends)

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We have a winner! has selected comment #3, Leila! Expect an email from me shortly!

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50 Responses to Action Kivu – 4th annual fundraiser

  1. 1
    Dianne says:

    I just made a donation of $40. What could be better than Denyse Schmidt and Heather Ross fabrics. THANKS for the additinal giveaway it’s for a GREAT cause.


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    Deborah Gunthorpe says:

    Love this project and made a donation yesterday. Thanks for the extra giveaway :-)

  3. 3
    Leila says:

    I have donated! I love this fundraiser. What a great cause.

  4. 4

    I donated and think this is such a great project. I also have been donating to Kiva for years, sponsoring different people on their quest to be self sufficient and build a business. It’s really a wonderful program

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    Leanne says:

    I have donated over $25 and thank you for this lovely giveaway.

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    Diane W says:

    I donated $40 and plan on making another donation soon. I’ve also been doing this for a few years because I think it’s a great cause.

    p.s. 5 replies so far and 3 of them were from Diane’s or Dianne’s – weird…

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    Diane says:

    Another Diane replying here :-). I just made a $30 donation. Thanks for this added bonus giveaway!

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    Jen says:

    Happy to make a donation for such a great cause. Thank you for adding an extra incentive :)

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    mary anne says:

    Donated $25. What a great cause!

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    Ann says:

    Donated $30 again this year for this great program.

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    Ellen M. says:

    I’m new to Kivu and was happy to hear about their great works. Made a donation. Many thanks!

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    Aimee says:

    I donated over $25! Sounds like a great program!

  14. 13
    Anne says:

    Just made a $40 donation. I’m happy to support such a lovely cause.

  15. 14
    Beth says:

    Just donated $40, this great cause!

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    Alison Massey says:

    Boom! Donated $100 to Action Kivu! Thanks for supporting.

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    Nancy mangel says:

    I have donated again this year to this very worthy cause. Thanks for spreading the word.

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    brenda says:

    great program! happy to donate again.

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    Gina Thor says:

    Just donated $40. What an amazing organization! Thanks for spreading the awareness.

  20. 19

    Hi :) I donated $60 over 2 prizes… thanks :)

  21. 20
    Donna says:

    I’ve happily donated again this year because this cause really touches my heart.

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    Mary Ann says:

    Donated over $25, thanks for the extra giveaway. This is such a wonderful grassroots program!

  23. 22
    Kat P. says:

    First time donating to such a great cause. Won’t be my last! Thanks for the extra giveaway.

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    Linda says:

    Great cause … I donated!

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    lycia naff says:

    donated several times and thanks for allowing me to be a part of this purposeful and fun cause

  26. 25
    Sally King says:

    I donated and am so grateful there are people like you and the KIVA people.

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    Cindy Lammon says:

    Love this cause and I’ve donated again this year!

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  29. 27
    Cat says:

    This is such a great cause, I donated. Thanks for the extra incentive. I hope the fundraiser is a huge success!

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    jody deschenes says:

    just donated $30 – thank you girls for doing this wonderful thing!!!

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    Linda L says:

    I just donated $60. Thanks for your support of this great cause.

  32. 30
    lisa powell says:

    So grateful for the opportunity to donate to a most worthy cause!

  33. 31
    Charlotte says:

    Thank you for sharing this great cause, I was happy to donate!

  34. 32
    Sam says:

    I donated through Alissa’s site. Thank you for the opportunity. I used to work with Congolese torture survivors and this organization looks like it does amazing work.

  35. 33

    I have made a donation for through Alissa’s site and thank you for the chance to win in your giveaway! Linda Stansifer

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    Floribunda says:

    Great organization — I just contributed $30.

  37. 35
    Robin says:

    Great cause. I just donated.

  38. 36
    Chloe says:

    I donated $30 and am so pleased to help people through sewing! Thanks for donating an extra prize :)

  39. 37
    patty says:

    I donated $30.00 today. What a great project.

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    pbach1 says:

    a worthy cause, to which i donated $25. thank you for giving us the opportunity to help others.

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    Kate says:

    Thanks for the incentive-donated $25.

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    ara jane says:

    i just donated $55! love this cause and i love that you are so generously donating your own prize. thank you!

  44. 42
    Allison D says:

    I donated over $25 last week. Thanks so much!

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    Dana says:

    I donated last week. It’s a great cause!

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    Courtney says:

    I saw your pic on IG – such a generous donation. I mad my action kick donation a few days ago and luckily it is enough to qualify me here. Thanks for the chance!

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    Mallory says:

    I donated $30–what a great cause!

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    Jen H says:

    So glad I checked your blog. Would have hated to miss this fundraiser this year. Just donated over 25.00. Thanks for the opportunity to win a second prize!

  49. 47
    MLehman says:

    Donated! Thanks for promoting this charity!

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    Phoebe says:

    I donated again this year. Amazing cause.