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[29 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
One Last Call to Action: Aura’s House Will Be Closing After Current Projects Fund

Dear Aura’s House friends,
I can’t believe that this day has finally come. Once our current three projects to help bright young minds in the Philippines, Tanzania, and India have funded, I will be archiving the site and saying farewell.
Back in 2004 when Aura’s House first launched, I wanted to tap into the power of the internet to see if I could raise $4500 for my sponsored child, Aura Yesenia (9) in Guatemala for a safe, sturdy brick home.
At that time, crowdfunding websites and tools didn’t yet exist so I clumsily …

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[17 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
New AH Volunteers: Introducing Stefani and Martina

For the next few months, Aura’s House will have a few extra helping hands working behind the scenes. Please join us in welcoming Stefani and Martina.
 

Introducing Stefani:
Olá, my name is Stefani de Matos and I am a new volunteer here at Aura’s House. I am currently a junior at The American University of Rome (AUR), where I began my undergraduate degree in the spring of 2011. I am studying Business Administration and minoring in Film and Digital Media. I will graduate from AUR in December of 2014, yet I am …

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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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[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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[7 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]
Back to School, Back in Action…

Hi All.
I just wanted to say that I apologize that things have been slow on the site these past few weeks. I was out of the country with my family and August is traditionally the slowest time of the year for fundraising. That said, now that we are back and the craziness of getting my sons started at their new school as well as the craziness of getting back to teaching at The American University of Rome has eased a little, things will be taking off again soon.
We have one …