Bring E-Readers to Kenya with Worldreader

by Amelia Old
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A few weeks ago I wrote about the  Annual Passports with Purpose Fundraiser . Well, guess what, it’s finally time to help bring e-readers to Kenya! You can read the original post HERE.

PWP was founded as a way for travel bloggers to unite to give back to the places they visit. Past projects include raising $116,000 for five wells in Haiti, $84,000 for two schools in  Mali, and $90,000 for two libraries in Zambia among many other successful fundraisers.

This year’s fundraiser will be raising money to provide e-readers to five libraries in Kenya thru Worldreader. Worldreader is a non-profit on a mission to bring digital books to every child and their family, so that they can improve their lives.

Books are a uniquely portable magic.

How can you participate?

From now until November 18th, each $10 you donate gives you a chance to win from Passports With Purpose incredible catalog of prizes. Prizes include hotel stays, air miles, jewelry, clothes, cameras, among many more.

1. Browse the 2015 Prize Catalog and decide what prizes interest you.

2. Click  DONATE .

3. Once you’ve donated, visit the 2015 Prize Choice Form and make your choice.

4. You can bid on prizes until Wednesday, November 18 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Prize winners will be announced and notified on November 22, 2015 via email. See our Rules.

Your donation will go directly to Worldreader.


We spend $10 easily on coffee, lunch, and other items that are not always necessary. Think about how far your donation can go in improving these communities in Kenya. The e-readers will provide about 6,250 children, teachers and parents with access to more than 50,000 books. So, what are you waiting on? Donate now!

About Worldreader:

Worldreader, a global non-profit headquartered in San Francisco, is about books, technology, reading and literacy. Their mission is to unlock the potential of millions of people through the use of digital books in places where access to reading materials is very limited.

Building off a successful Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-funded pilot for the use of e-readers in libraries in Kenya, the funds raised from Passports with Purpose (PwP) for Worldreader will bring digital reading to an additional five libraries in western Kenya. Each library will receive 50 Kindle e-readers, comprising of English and Swahili fiction and non-fiction for all ages, as well as Kenyan textbooks – providing an estimated 6,250 children, teachers and parents with access to more than 50,000 books.


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