Lyla for Tesifanesh For ZAT - KC

About ZAT - KC

Team ZAT is a group of kids and adults passionate about serving God and His people.  This October we will be running various races in the Kansas City Marathon in order to raise money and awareness for orphans and vulnerable children within the communities of Ziway and Adami Tulu, Ethiopia (Ziway + Adami Tulu = ZAT).  Your donation will go towards the Ethiopia child sponsorship program, providing education, medical care, two meals per day, love and HOPE to children enrolled in the Ziway/Adami Tulu schools.  Not only will kids be physically cared for, but they will be lovingly taught of their great worth in God's eyes.  Help us feed families spiritually through the message of hope and empowerment, aiming to keep families together in Ethiopia.

** Rest assured knowing that 100% of your tax deductible donation goes directly to work in Ethiopia.  No administrative fees will be deducted and, due to a generous corporate sponsor, even Paypal fees will be covered.

Lyla for Tesifanesh Details


 Tesifanesh is 9 years-old and in the third grade at the Lifesong for Orphan's School in Ziway, Ethiopia.   Tesifanesh enjoys playing handball. Her favorite subject is Amharic, and she would like to be a doctor. She lives with her mother.

Many families in this region of Ethiopia are living in extreme poverty and many children are orphaned due to death and disease.  Without a quality education children have little to no hope of breaking the cycle of gripping poverty. At Lifesong Ethiopia, our hope is to not only provide education and food, but also share the love of Christ with students as we guide them into a hopeful future.


Hi, I'm Lyla.  I love swimming, volleyball, baking, reading and (sometimes) running.  I wouldn't normally be dying to run 26.2 miles, but I have a chance to make a difference for a girl in Ethiopia by doing so this year, and so that's what I'm doing.  I will be running 25 miles at home over the next couple of months, and then on October 19 I run the final 1.2 miles at the Kansas City Kid's Marathon.  This is all in order to help ensure that Tesifanesh and others like her can continue to go to school, get fed and hear about God's love.  Will you help me by making a donation?  No amount is too small.



**Oh, and I will also be baking cookies to raise money for my campaign.  $5/dozen (large) cookies.  Chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, brownies or assorted mixed.  Special orders will also be considered.



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Fundraiser ended on 11/1/2013.

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Donations To Lyla for Tesifanesh

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Name Gift Date Amount Comment
Michele Zeller 9/5/2013 $25.00 Go Lyla!!
Paige Boyer 9/5/2013 $25.00
Mom 9/10/2013 $55.00 Cash from Cookie sales. Way to go daughter. So proud of you.
Grandma Debbie 9/10/2013 $25.00 *
Christina Walters 9/10/2013 $25.00 *
Lydia Burrell 9/14/2013 $25.00
Cookie Sales 9/15/2013 $30.00 Way to go Lyla. Working for those donations and keeping our kitchen hot :-)!!!!
Ms Jeanette 9/15/2013 $5.00 You are growing into an amazing young lady. Here's a donation to help get you to your goal.
Anonymous 9/23/2013 $35.00 What a wonderful thing to do! You are a beautiful girl with a beautiful heart!!
Grandma LB 9/25/2013 $20.00
Anonymous 9/30/2013 $20.00 * * check for cookie sales
Cookie Sales 9/30/2013 $30.00 * Cash from cookie sales. Way to go Lyla! So proud of you
Shiloh for PTA 10/8/2013 $30.00 The cookies were a big hit!! Teachers were getting baggies and taking some home!! Thanks Lyla!