Yakima to Kenya: Apple farmers and a West Valley church raise funds for women and children in Africa

Thanks to a string of intercontinental relationships and the sale of over 6 tons of apples in Yakima to congregants of churches in Washington and Oregon, women, children and even camels in Kenya will soon be receiving an influx of money and other resources to help raise their quality of life.

Members from 21 churches across the Pacific Northwest spent their Saturday morning sorting and bagging apples for Sharing the Harvest, a charity event hosted by Wiley Heights Covenant Church in Yakima. The proceeds from the apple sales, which were bought by members of the churches, go toward funding Jitokeze Wamama Wafrika, a Kenyan organization that funds educational programs for women and children.

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