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The Foundation was started in 2009 by Loubna Starnes. Loubna had decided that it made no sense for people to not be educated on the issues surrounding the many plights of children. Joined by her sister Majida Zouine, Executive Vice President, she began to explore what she could do to help alleviate those issues. The KamKam Foundation was originally to assist with impoverished children in Morocco, however with the advent of the disaster in Haiti on January 12th, 2010, it became evident that a more global response was needed. It is in Haiti that we are directing the majority of our efforts at this time, as they are truly suffering in ways people who have not been there cannot imagine. Photos, movies, documentaries only touch the surface of the stress and pain these people feel.
What We Do
The January 12th 2010 Earthquake rattled and destroyed one of the most congested living areas in an underdeveloped country ever seen. The sheer magnitude of the damage is difficult to express in words, and hard to beleive even through our own eyes. Donations of almost 2 Billion USD have been pledged to rebuild and aid Port Au Prince. Very little of it gets to those outside the city living in the slum areas like Citi Soleil. They starve to death, and they have no money themselves. Slowly a single truck may or may not bring food and water that could help perhaps 10 percent of the people. This isn't enough. This money is not enough. They need medicine, they need food, they need water. They also need our love and compassion. It doesn't matter what your political views are. It doesn't matter what religion you practice. This is people helping people out of their own generosity and their hearts. Our own President, Loubna Starnes, has been there. She has seen it. She worries incessantly about the care needed for these children. A child getting his leg amputated, no money for crutches, she buys him a crutch to help him get off the stretcher he rides in every day. A child crying from being left alone with no family, she gives him food and water. Help us help these children, and these people. They would help us if we needed it
Ending Child Exploitation
It should be the birthright for every child to be loved, nurtured, cared for, and raised in a family setting where he or she feels safe and secure. Unfortunately, this is not the case here. There are many kids who wander the streets of Morocco desperately struggling to survive. They lack most of the privileges that every human being should be entitled to. These are innocent victims who suffer one or multiple types of abuse, poverty, or neglect, or whose parents have died, disowned them, or abandoned them because they can no longer care for them. To these children, drugs and alcohol are the two most common substances used to cope with their daily struggle to survive. Nonetheless, the underlining reasons behind these children may be as a result of social, economical, or environmental issues. Regardless of what the reason may be, no child should ever be left behind, or have to face the worst in life. Did you starve as a child? Did you have to raise yourself on your own? Did you wake up wondering whether you will make it through the day? Did you suffer from blisters because you had to walk for miles looking in trash cans for food, or looking for shelter? How different do you think your life would be if this had been you?