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Our new Small Projects Section features projects that cost $500 or under. Together with interested Children International sponsors, we aim to raise funds for things like beds, tables, chairs, supplies, and more for needy families around the world. If you have an idea for a future small project, please email Anastasia Yecke at

Dipika Mandal Small Project #6 launched July 18, 2006: Project Completed 7/31/06. Thank You!

View previous Small Projects:
Small Project #1
Levy (6) of the Philippines
Small Project #2 Louis (9) of Guatemala

Small Project #3 Cindy (12) of Philippines

Small Project #4 Kenci (6) of Honduras
Small Project #5 Albert(4) and Ahido(3)

Small Project #6 Complete! $500 Raised! Thank You

Dipika (11 ) of India Visit this project.

Small Project #7: Meet Innocent Chalwe Mwanza of Zambia

Innocent Chalwe Mwanza is sponsored by Mike Epler of Cal. USA.

Mike writes:

As I sit here thinking about my upcoming
birthday, August 16th, and the past 45 years of my life, I am very grateful for all I have received from my parents, family, and friends. Each birthday the question comes up what would you like! This year I would like a donation to be made to Aura’s House Small Project 7.

My sponsored child, Innocent Chalwe Mwanza, age 8, who lives in Zambia with his mother, Esnart, his siblings Mathews, Alice, Christon, and Dainess. His father Festus is deceased. Innocent enjoys playing with his friends singing, dancing, and playing soccer. With this small project, Innocent and his family will no longer have to sleep and sit on their concrete floor as we will fund beds and living room furniture.



Small Project #7 launched Aug ,4 2006:

Our goal was to give Innocent Chalwe Mwanza (8), and his famiy in Zambia the gift of beds, mattresses, and furniture. Our goal was to raise $500.
See pictures of the gifts given to Innocent and his family.

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WE DID IT! Grand Total of $1043.70

We reached our goal of $500
and raised an additional $543.70

Innocent with his family and some of their gifts

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Small Project #7 will fund:
• 2 Beds and Mattresses
• Furniture

In the spirit of Ana's 30.30 birthday donations I am presenting the $4 for $5 birthday matching. For each Small Project 7 donation beginning/ending in 45 I will add in $1 for each $4, making it a $5 donation. So in the end I will add in $125 making the $500 Small Project 7 into $625 and with my Countrywide matching of $125 it will increase to $750!! So remember to make you donations begin/end in 45 for Small Project 7!

I would like to thank all the Aura’s House donors who help with Small Project 7, as Innocent would say in his native language Nyanja, sukani bwino, stay well!

Mike Epler

Mike Epler can be contacted at:

Innocent Chalwe Mwanza (8)



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