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[5 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 829 views]
Featured Person: Elvis Mwenda Kibiti

“My name is Elvis Kibiti. Most people call me “elvo” though, a nickname derived from my first name or “Mwenda”, my middle name. I am from Meru, Kenya currently living in Shanghai and splitting half of my time in China and the other half in San Francisco where I work as a Product Designer in the consumer electronics space.
My favorite thing to do is travel, I try and see at least 5 new countries every year though lately I have been getting into a pattern of visiting my more favorite …

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[10 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 710 views]
Featured Person: Sharon Clyburn

Sharon is a multi-child sponsor through Children International and other organizations and is a longtime Aura’s House supporter. She recently participated in our e-interview to share her thoughts with the community here at Aura’s House.
1. Who are you? Where are you from? What are your interests?
My name is Sharon Clyburn and I am from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. I am a first grade teacher and tutor. My interests include Bible study, music appreciation and composition, history, personality studies, sketching, and of course child sponsorship
2. How did you hear about Aura’s House …

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[3 Dec 2013 | 2 Comments | 1,384 views]
Attention Holiday Shoppers: This Handmade Sterling Silver Necklace is Two Gifts in One

When you wear this necklace, you are showing your support of kids around the globe. When you give this necklace as a gift, you are offering style as well as philanthropy. How can you go wrong?
This necklace, handmade by artist Jocelyn Burrows Vache,  is a sterling silver replica of the Aura’s House logo. When you purchase this necklace, Jocelyn will donate $20 directly to Aura’s House.  You can even decide which Aura’s House project you’d like the donation to go to by simply adding the project name in the “message” …

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[12 Sep 2013 | 5 Comments | 836 views]
My hope to help a young man achieve his dreams. By: Heather Autumn LaBonte Efthymiou

I met Yacn through my charity work for vulnerable, poverty-stricken children in Tanzania. He was interested in what was going on to help the small, poor children of his country. He is from a very poor background, beyond what any of us westerners think of as very poor. We have had many conversations and he is a forward-thinker, which is needed desperately in Tanzania. 50% of the children in Tanzania do not go to school. There are so many with nothing. This young man wants to study law and get …

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[28 Jun 2013 | 3 Comments | 1,276 views]
A Tribute to Our Dear Friend, Barbara Rogers

Dear Friends,
We are incredibly saddened (and shocked) to learn that one of our dearest friends and active supporters is no longer with us. Barbara Rogers was a dedicated super-sponsor through Children International and considered herself (in her own words), “Aura’s House’s number one fan.”
Her close friend and fellow super-sponsor, Mckenzie Fritch broke the news in a wonderful tribute over at Lift One. In it she writes, “At 11:58 last night, I received an email informing me that our friend Barbara Rogers passed away quietly in her kitchen on Friday, June …