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Kilimanjaro for Charity


Stor-Age in conjunction with James & Jess Lucas have organised a walk to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in order to raise funds for charity. James and Jess are missionaries in Western Zambia.  They have spent the last five years dedicating their lives to uplifting local communities in rural areas of Zambia.  Their work is truly amazing – they provide education, food, medicine and inspiration to the communities they work in.  They change lives.

kilimanjaro charity

In March 2009, 17 friends and family members of James and Jess walked 20 kilometres across various bridges in the city of London... the same distance people in Western Zambia need to walk for school or a health clinic.  They raised a total of R38 000, exceeding all expectations, which was used on the following projects:

  • R23 000 on inserting a water pump in an impoverished community where the water source was highly contaminated
  • R5 000 on purchasing materials to build a slide, swings and a jungle gym (climbing frame) for a school for orphans in Katongo, Mongu where Jess is a teacher
  • R5 000 on purchasing 20 goats to produce milk as a source of nutrition for babies and school children
  • R5 000 on educating community and church leaders

This year we are going one step bigger!  We have roped in Marc Bester, Francois de Jager and Steve le Grange, all big supporters of The Zambia Project, to take on Africa’s big challenge...climbing Mount Kilimanjaro over 8 days starting Saturday 7th August to raise funds for James and Jess. 

Located in northern Tanzania, east Africa, Kilimanjaro is the highest “walkable” mountain in the world with a summit of 5 895 metres.  This is no mean feat.  The trek will take them through many climatic zones from rainforest to alpine moorland and high altitude desert right up to the Arctic summit.

Please can you help us by sponsoring Marc, Francois and Steve. This is what R12 can do in Western Zambia:

  • provides orphans with a day in school where they receive an education, a meal, a glass of milk and the opportunity to take a bath
  • provides 20 sticks of drought resistant, Cassava an essential crop used to harvest food
  • can feed a young malnourished child with nutritious baby porridge for a week

For every Rand that you donate, Stor-Age Self Storage – South Africa’s leading self storage company www.stor-age.co.za, has kindly agreed to match your donation, effectively doubling our efforts!  If we can raise R12 000, Stor-Age will match it meaning we can donate R24 000 to this very worthy cause.

You can follow our team’s trek progress on Facebook under the event “Mount Kilimanjaro trek".

If you would like to donate please email info@stor-age.co.za and let us know how much you can donate...no donation is too small! Thanking you all in advance for your generosity.



Posted by Stor-Age Self Storage - 03 August 2010