In This Home Made of Dung

Anne Batzer, the President of the Makena Children’s Foundation, sent us a note from Kenya about her visit with some of the the young adults that have been educated through many years of hard work, and the generosity of some caring people. …read the full story

Makena Kids are Achieving Their Dreams

Innocent Eyes Project was founded based on a very simple notion: It is impossible to travel into remote areas of the developing world and not be touched by the innocent eyes of a young child. Our tag line, Let’s Start A Ripple, contains a bit of a promise. …read the full story

We Promise To Work Hard!

We really do love to hear from the heroes on the ground who are doing great work and the children they are helping. Innocent Eyes Project was thrilled to be able to provide $18,000 in grants to five wonderful organizations in 2014. This letter came to use from the students at the Make a Difference orphanage near the town ow Moshi in Tanzania. …read the full story

The Future Starts Now!

By Anne Batzer

“The future of the Makena Children’s Foundation is here in Kenya. We must get to the point where we’re educating our own children.” These words from our Kenyan colleagues have resulted in a project that brings sustainability …read the full story

The Big Dreams of Daniel Githinji

Most of the children Innocent Eyes Project supports, through our partners doing great work in some of the world’s most underserved communities, is directed at the very young. It can take years or decades before they will grow up to make a contribution to their communities. But this year we where contacted by the Makena Children’s Foundation with a request to support a very special young man with big dreams. …read the full story

Pole Pole: Part Two

Innocent Eyes Project founder David Noyes recently led the second IEP charity fundraising climb of Mount Kilimanjaro. This year he was joined by a very special guest, Elizabeth the SATW Traveling Teddy. This is the second part of her two-part story describing her experience. …read the full story

Pole Pole: My Charity Climb up Kilimanjaro

Innocent Eyes Project founder David Noyes recently led the second IEP charity fundraising climb of Mount Kilimanjaro. This year he was joined by a very special guest, Elizabeth the SATW Traveling Teddy. This is the first part of her two-part story describing her experience. …read the full story

One small corner of the world

With your help, we support Amigos de Santa Cruz in Guatemala. Amigos Executive Director, Patricia Torpie, writes to our supporters, “I wanted to send you this short update on our Amigos Early Education Initiative which you and Innocent Eyes Project have been making possible this year. …read the full story

A Thank You Note from Tanzania…Asante Sana!

We just received this wonderful note from the kids at the Make a Difference orphanage in Tanzania and wanted to share it with you.  Asante Sana is Swahili for Thank You Very Much! …read the full story

Help Me Grow

With your help, Innocent Eyes Project was thrilled to offer grants to support some wonderful grassroots organizations. One of those organizations was the Sunrise Foundation, which provides educational programs and social services to children and families in Camoapa, Nicaragua. …read the full story