Our Donors


Your generous donations have allowed Bakashana to remain local, grass-roots, and 100% donor driven. Your contributions go directly to the young women who you are helping to support and empower. Each and every one of you is an integral part of the Bakashana family, and we hope you feel it! The community of Kasama welcomes you!

Twatotela Sana! We thank you very much!

“Sponsoring Idah has meant that I am beginning to help meet the need for educating young women in Zambia. I have been inspired by my daughter, Jenna Metz, a former Peace Corps volunteer as well as the book “Half the Sky” to reach out to meet this need. I will get to meet Idah and the other members of the Bakashana family when we visit in August. Idah has opened my eyes to the many obstacles to getting educated in Zambia. These include travel, family issues, inadequate light to study and some days an empty stomach. I am excited to be working with Claire to address some of these issues. I think working with individuals one on one gives you the ultimate satisfaction of helping to change a life and in doing so, her family’s life as well.”

-Cindy Valentine

Our 2017 Donors

  • Amazon Smile Foundation
  • Andrew Jo
  • A2Z Computers
  • Benevity Community Impact Fund
  • Barbara Kaonga
  • Barbara Malkus
  • Barbara Smith
  • Barry McKeown
  • Brad Reynolds
  • Brent and Katie Gerike
  • Carole Brooks
  • Carole Ota
  • Catherine Bruns
  • Cathy and Glen Bengson
  • Cindy and Ed Valentine
  • Delores M D’arcy Ttee
  • Don Williams
  • Donald Schmitt
  • Edwin Ozoma
  • Edwin Smith
  • Gayle Longoria
  • Geoffrey Mushibi
  • James Malkus
  • Jane Deuber and Mario Villacres
  • Jenna Metz
  • Joseph Stangl
  • Joyce Williams
  • Julia Randall
  • Kapree Harrell
  • Keith and Joan Wespy
  • Kimberly McPhee
  • Kirsten Miner
  • Laura Smith
  • Lauren Kawahakui
  • Leonard and Luana Bierlein
  • Lew Jones
  • Linda Short
  • Lisa Sekulich
  • Lucy Nichols
  • Mary Hoffer
  • Melissa Lanz
  • Michelle Barr
  • Nancy Kuske
  • The National Football League
  • Paul Dandridge
  • Paulette Mussieux
  • Patricia Minta
  • Raymond James Charitable
  • Rebecca Jones
  • Robert Hostetter
  • Ruth Deuber
  • Sandra Martinez
  • Sherry Hostetter
  • Shirley Valentine
  • Stephanie Gandsey
  • Susan Ryan
  • Tom Deuber
  • Our 2016 Donors

  • Adam Dobrinich
  • Aline M Da Silva
  • Amanda Chin
  • Amazon Smile
  • Andrew J Kirch, Charitable Trust
  • Ari Kessler
  • Barbara Chambers
  • Barbara Smith
  • Beth Morgan
  • Betty and William Sinclair
  • Bill and Mary Ellen Albrecht
  • Brent Gerike and Katie Bierlein
  • Brett Bergdolt
  • Britni Hanley
  • Carie Miskiel
  • Carl and Stacy Evensen
  • Carol Rholl
  • Catherine Bruns
  • Cathy and Glen Bengson
  • Cindy and Ed Valentine
  • Courtney Ziani
  • Dan Chafetz
  • David Miskiel
  • Diane and Mark Wilson
  • Dr. Gaya Robinson Shakes
  • Elizabeth F. Dandridge
  • Ellen and James M Howze
  • Evenlyn Shoop Mathew
  • Fernando Rendon
  • Gabriele Garcia and Felipe Brescancini
  • Gayle Longoria
  • George Albrecht
  • Ingeborg Holliday
  • Jane Deuber and Mario Villacres
  • Jaynine and Dean Nelson
  • Jean Zelko
  • Jenna Metz
  • Jonah Gropper
  • Joseph Stangl
  • Joyce Williams
  • June Lockhart
  • Kara Fritze
  • Karen Binder and Marilyn Zucker
  • Kirsten Miner
  • Laura Smith
  • Lauren Kawahakui
  • Linda Freeman
  • Linda Short
  • Linsey and Lisa Sekulich
  • Little River Energy Company
  • Marilyn Marr
  • Martina Ryan-Doyle
  • Mary Ellen Betz
  • Mary McNamara and Robert Perry
  • Melissa Lanz – Freshly, Inc
  • Michelle Bar
  • Pan Awsumb
  • Paul Sawyer
  • Paul And Marie Scholtz
  • Paulette Mussieux
  • Regina Huber
  • Robert Hostetter
  • Roberta Miner
  • Roland Eavey and Sheila Desmond
  • Ruth Deuber
  • Sandra Martinez
  • Sarah Grant
  • Sherry Hostetter
  • Shirley and James Dorsey
  • Susan Merrell
  • Todd and Krystina Barnum
  • Tom and Carol Deuber
  • Tom Collins
  • Vanguard Charitable
  • Watson and Megan Lloyd
  • Whitney Hein

Our 2015 Donors

Chief(taness) ($1000+)

  • Sarah Grant Via Color Me In!
  • Paul Sawyer
  • Holy Nativity School
  • Ruth Deuber
  • Cindy and Ed Valentine
  • Lucy Nichols via Nielson Co
  • Barbara Smith
  • Edward and Sherry Thaney
  • Head(Wo)man ($500+)

  • Adam Melin
  • Carol Rholl
  • Greg Le Saint
  • Sherry Hostetter
  • Lillian Elizabeth Bull
  • Mario Villacres and Jane Deuber
  • Rolland Eavey and Sheila Desmond
  • Adam Shapiro and Terryl Decker
  • Sue Deuber
  • Friends of Bakashana

  • George Albrecht
  • Pan and Carl Awsumb
  • Amy Jo Ballard
  • Michelle Barr
  • Cathy and Glen Bengson
  • Kaitlin Bielo
  • Susan (Susha) Cohen
  • Buffy Cushman
  • Aline M Da Silva
  • Tom and Carol Deuber
  • Rachel Edwards
  • Brent Gerike
  • Aysa Gray
  • Sven Haarhoff
  • Kathy and Marci Halili Akoma via Kente Web
  • Britni Hanley
  • Janet Jacobs
  • Lauren Kawahakui
  • Melissa Lanz
  • Watson Lloyd
  • Gale Longoria
  • Beth Mclachlin
  • Beth’s La Pietra HUI
  • Ellyn Lambeck
  • Kimberly McKewon
  • Suzie Merrel
  • Jenna Metz
  • Carrie Miskiel
  • David Miskiel
  • Pat Mussieux
  • Stacy Overton
  • Fernando Rendon
  • Lisa Sekulich
  • Allison Shadday
  • Sri Shim
  • Joseph Stangl
  • Jennifer Tanaka
  • Ian Van der Vlugt
  • Venia
  • William Wasson
  • Diane and Mark Wilson
  • Stephanie Yean
  • Volunteers and Pro-Bono Work:

Our 2014 Donors

Chief(taness) Donors ($1,000 +):

  • Bill Albrecht
  • Ruth Deuber
  • Andrew Jo via NFL
  • Lucy Nicholls via Nielsen Co. Australia
  • Adam Shapiro and Terryl A. Decker via Vanguard Charitable
  • Cindy and Ed Valentine (See Cindy’s Success Story!)
  • Color Me In

Head(wo)man Donors ($500+):

  • Catherine and Glen Bengson
  • Sheila Desmond and Ron Eavey
  • Jane Deuber and Mario Villacres
  • Susan Deuber
  • Tom and Carol Deuber
  • Catherine Girard
  • Sharon Hostetter
  • David Moore
  • Peg Romanik
  • Paul Sawyer

Friends of KMG:

  • George Albrecht
  • Larry Araki
  • Pan and Carl Awsumb
  • Iain Begley
  • Lisa Bengson Fleckenstein
  • Dan Chafetz
  • Marlene Charron
  • Danielle Cummings
  • Gabriele Garcia and Felipe Brescancini of Think Twice Brazil
  • Joshua Girard
  • Shaneen and Jeff Goodwin
  • Sarah Grant
  • Kenteweb
  • Ellyn Lambeck
  • Linda Lambeck
  • June Lockhart
  • Marilyn and Joe Marr and Family
  • Evelyn Shoop Mathew and Family
  • Priscilla Gurgel Menezes
  • Susie Merrel in memoriam of Warren Deuber
  • Jenna Metz
  • Nicole Metz
  • Beth Mclachlin and her La Pietra Hawaii School for Girls Hui
  • Theodore Mindt
  • Beth Morgan
  • Jacinta Nelson
  • Rachel Schmeltzer
  • Lisa Sekulich via Medici Scholars, College of Fine Arts, University of Arizona
  • Jennifer and Duane Winchester

Volunteers and Pro-Bono Work:

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