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Sahaya is sanskrit for "HELP" - by helping others, we enrich ourselves.

We thanks everyone who made Sahaya Walks 2014 a success!

This clips shows some of the highlights of our October 12 event. Stay tuned as we'll be posting more pictures soon.

For more information, or to get involved, go to www.sahayawalks.org.

Sahaya Walks kids SAHAYA WALKS (previously called Hope Walks) is a family-oriented annual event to celebrate that we can make a difference in the lives of HIV-infected children and orphans in the programs of Sahaya Internationall in developing countries. We do a very short walk, eat snacks, drink lemonade, listen to music, play fun games and listen to people share their hopes for an AIDS-free future. This is the 8th year we were having this event.
 

Our circle of Sahaya friends is saddened to announce the passing of Ernest T. Edwards, aka Mumba (1951-2014), partner of 34 years of Pierre Smit.

Mumba passed away peacefully on Friday 9/19 after a long illness. He will be remembered as a caring, positive and loving friend with an unmatched bubbly personality.

We send our condolence and thoughts of sympathys to Pierre, all the relatives and close friends.

In lieu of flowers, Pierre has requested that memorial contributions be made to Sahaya International. Click here on the various ways to donate.

All donations will be used to give a future to orphans and underprivileged children in Sahaya's programs i developing countries.

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UPCOMING FUN(D)RAISING EVENTS

Sac Valley World AIDS Day Bike Ride

Sunday, November 30, 2014:

World AIDS Day Bike Ride

Breaking Barriers Community Services Center and Sahaya International Inc (USA) are proud to present our 2nd annual Sac Valley World AIDS Day Bike Ride.
This year's event is bigger and better and is once again being held to benefit the HIV/AIDS client services provided by both our agencies. 

Sac Valley World AIDS Day Bike Ride

Based on your feedback, this year's ride will feature two amazing new routes that will wind us through some of the most beautiful countryside of the Sacramento Valley area.  The new routes will be revealed no later than August 1st.  

We are proud to announce that registration fees for this year's event will remain the same.  Course A (approximately 65 miles, for the more advanced cyclist) is $55 and Course B (approximately 30 miles, for the casual cyclist) is $40.  There is still no charge for volunteer and crew members.

SPACE IS LIMITED and we are anticipating a highly attended ride - please do not hesitate to register.  Last year's ride was almost sold out.

For further information or to register, please visit the event website at www.wadridesac.org.




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Sahaya Going Beyond

 

An award-winning documentary by
Hollywood filmmaker/director Andy Lauer
.

Click here to learn more

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Narrated by Academy Award Winner Jeremy Irons

and with theme song "May it be" by Grammy Award winner Enya

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Update July 2014: Rapid progress on the construction of a 2nd level on the Mother Teresa School in Periyakrishnapuram (run by our partner organization READ).

Mother Teresa School

We are very grateful to everyone who contributed to the fundraising for this construction!


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Take a minute to learn more about one of our ongoing fundraisers:

Join TEAM PRAVEEN

Become a proud sponsor of Praveen, Medical Student

PRAVEEN  is a 19-year old youth from a poor lower-caste family in rural India, He is the very first student in our programs to get accepted to Medical School. This is very special. But he needs our support.
Click here or on the picture to learn more and join "TEAM PRAVEEN".



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