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Dear Supporter,

As a mother of two young children, I know only too well the need to purchase new clothes for school.  Each child needs items that will get them through until their next growth spurt, and and those spurts seem to come so frequently! My children have the luxury of choosing a few items that are just for fun - a Star Wars T-shirt or a jaunty hat.  Not all children have this opportunity. 

The Ficha Uchi Campaign ( helps to provide students in the Mathare slum of Kenya with uniforms to wear to school.  In this area, many of the children are forced to go to school in tattered uniforms, but this campaign in partnership with the Chantal Paydar Foundation is providing new uniforms to the children- and act that not only clothes the children, but also restores confidence and dignity leading to greater strides in school and options for the future.  And it cost $15 for a new uniform for each child! So little for so much impact. 

The Ficha Uchi Campaign is Kenyan-founded and led, and is partnering with the Chantal Paydar Foundation to fund this amazing program.  In this season of the year where gifts are being given, please consider gifting Ficha Uchi to help these students! Please help us spread the word of this awesome program and help us get this funded! 

With aloha!

Chantal Paydar Foundation
Staff Spotlight

Vickie Ramirez Nesbitt

Vickie received her BA from UC Berkeley in Comparative Literature and her MA in Medical Anthropology from the University of Hawai’i, Manoa. While she is currently taking time from work to raise the baby Chantal convinced her to have (thankfully!), her work usually focuses on health equity and public health in indigenous and multiethnic communities, particularly those in the lower socio-economic income levels. Her work history has ranged from promoting grassroots initiatives, coordinating applied research projects, conducting clinical trails, and evaluating government interventions projects.

Vickie was raised in San Diego, CA and has been friends with Chantal since age 9, having gone to elementary, middle, high school and Cal together with Chantal. She is dedicated to continue the work Chantal so fiercely worked for.

Chantal Paydar Foundation News

Our Pledge to you! 

The Chantal Paydar Foundation is a volunteer run 501c3 (Non-Profit, Charitable Organization).  We pledge that every donation given to the organization is used to further improve the lives of others less fortunate then us.  There are no employees in our organization and every effort to maximize the impact of our projects is made by the time and efforts of our Board Members.  We wholeheartedly believe that this is the best model for a Non-Profit Organization dedicated to it's Mission Statement without bias.  Please support us in making this world better through Peace, Justice and Conflict Resolution.  A better world starts with you. 

Our Ficha Uchi Indiegogo Campaign!

Read more about the Ficha Uchi Campaign. See the testimonials and the multi-layered benefits of the campaign to the community. Help us scale our work, get involved!  Want to be a partner, we would love to hear from you! 

All donations are tax-deductible and will go towards clothing as many kids as possible.  To maximize your donation, please choose to opt-out of our "perks" program. 

You can make your donations through our website or the Indiegogo campaign portal

Thank you! 
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