meet Matunda

Can you imagine working all day on someone else’s farm, and getting paid at the end of the day … in leaves?

This is the shocking reality for Matunda.

Matunda and her three children are Mbuti pygmies. They live in a remote village, deep in the forest of the DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo).

She desperately wants to provide for her family, but all she gets for a hard day’s labor is a tiny handful of yams and cassava leaves. They only eat one small meal a day.

Something has to be done. We are fundraising to empower people like Matunda so that they can lift themselves out of poverty.

Our goal is to raise $830 at our Charity Boot Camp event next Weds the 21st. This amount will give ten women like Matunda the skills they need to provide for their families.

We will be doing the Mean Bean Challenge as a team – during the week of March 19-23 – and your contribution and attendance at this event is to support us!

(The Mean Bean Challenge is a five day event – organized by Tearfund – where participants eat nothing but rice and beans for 5 days, and get sponsored to end hunger. More info here…/a…/fundraise/mean_bean_challenge/)

Here’s how it works:

1 – Sign up using the link below to reserve your spot at the event and support the cause. Several members of the FVT Team will be participating and actually DOING the Challenge, as well as several of our clients! (If YOU are interested in actually TAKING the Challenge yourself – let me know! We would love to have you join in!)

2 – Bring your contribution – as much or as little as you like – in cash or check on the day of the event.

*Option 2! – you can also donate online at the link below:

(Please make checks out to Forest Vance Training, Inc – we will collect the funds and distribute to Tearfund with a single check)

3 – Come to the Charity Boot Camp event on Weds, March 21st March 21st Charity Event – Mean Bean Challengeat 6pm at our location on 1530 X Street. It will be a fun workout – a great chance for new clients to try us out, and existing clients to get an extra session in.

Sign up below with your name, cell phone #, and best email address:

We look forward to seeing you there! –

– The FVT Team

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