Sunday, June 6, 2010

News from the Village

We continue to seek ways to further spread the word about Beat the Drum Village in Kenya and are excited to tell you about our efforts. But first, we wanted to take a moment to share the story of one of these special children.

Meet Eunice
Eunice Nyambura is one of the fifteen orphans living with HIV at Beat the Drum Village. Eunice comes from Taita, a coastal part of Kenya, where her single-mother died when Eunice was very young. Eunice and her sister were left in the hands of their grandmother, who was unable to care for them and the two children soon found themselves on the street. They were rescued and placed in an orphanage; however, in November 2007, Eunice tested positive for HIV and could no longer stay there. She was welcomed by Beat The Drum Village and has been thriving since.
Eunice is currently in eighth grade at Lucy Amen Academy and will be entering high school next year. She enjoys playing football, reciting poems and singing and aspires to be a nurse. Her sister is also at Beat the Drum Village.
Eunice's story is just one of fifteen stories. Just one of fifteen lives you are impacting through your generous support of Beat the Drum Village.
BEAT THE DRUM DVD on Amazon helps Beat the Drum Village
We are now offering DVDs of the film, BEAT THE DRUM, on Amazon. Profits from these sales directly support the children at Beat the Drum Village. If you haven't yet seen this great film, which inspired the creation of the Village, please do. It also makes a great gift. When purchasing on Amazon, be sure to buy from seller: Beat the Drum Village.
Beat the Drum Village needs your support
We are working on a number projects to further the awareness of Beat the Drum Village, but the needs of these kids are immediate. In April, we asked for individuals or groups to pledge to support the Village for a year through a monthly contribution. Thanks to those of you answered. We are steps closer with your help but we unfortunately are not there yet.
There are three ways you can help:
  1. If you haven't yet given and have it on your heart to do so, please do. Visit the website at to donate.
  2. Tell a friend about Beat the Drum Village. Forward this email and encourage friends to sign up for this newsletter.
  3. Buy the movie. Visit and buy the DVD from seller: Beat the Drum Village.
We look forward to sharing details on additional projects as they come together and to bring you more stories from the Village.

Let's build a village together,
Stacy Troubh