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[14 Jul 2014 | One Comment | ]
Featured Person: Anastasia Yecke

Featured Person,  Anastasia Yecke became involved with Aura’s House back in 2004 when she chanced upon a posting in the Volunteer section of Craigslist asking for donations to help build a home for a deserving family in Guatemala.
Things were going well at her job in Miami, Florida and she was looking for opportunities to give back, so she clicked on the link which took her to Aura’s House. She was pleasantly surprised to see that Aura was sponsored through Children International, an organization with whom she was already familiar due …

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[3 Jul 2014 | 2 Comments | ]
10th Birthday Raffle Now Closed

Update: The raffle was extended until Wednesday, July 2, 2014! (5PM EST)
See the drawing of the winners.
See what the winners decided to do with their prizes.

Hi There,
Aura’s House turned a whopping TEN years old on June 30th. Coincidentally enough, it was also our site’s namesake, Aura Yesenia’s 21st birthday as well. And thanks to the support of Aura’s House donors over the years she has much to celebrate, as do thousands of children we’ve been able to help over the years through our small projects that make a world of …

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[5 Feb 2014 | One Comment | ]
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 | ]
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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[28 Apr 2013 | One Comment | ]
Introducing Our Newest Volunteer: Welcome Betty!

Ciao! My name is Betty Mattei and I am a new volunteer here at Aura’s House. I’m currently a junior at The American University of Rome majoring in Film and Digital Media.
I am an Italian-American originally from Philadelphia who traveled to Rome looking for a little bit of adventure, but I’ve found so much more! I am a lifelong lover of good books, good food, and good laughs—three things I wish to bring to people all around the world.
For a long time I have been eager to become a volunteer, …