Human Needs Project and Marker Seven Present Human Needs Fundraiser on October 23rd

HNP’s First Fundraising Event, Hosted by HNP founder and actress, Connie Nielsen, Helps Kenyan Slum Dwellers Achieve Self-Sufficiency

[San Francisco – October 9, 2014]  Human Needs Project, a not-for-profit organization that fosters sustainable change for the people living in the slum of Kibera, Kenya, will hold its first Fall Fundraiser on Thursday, October 23, 2014 on the beautiful patio of Marker 7 (300 Beale Street, San Francisco, CA).

The event, a celebration of HNP’s new Town Centre in Kibera, kicks off at 5:00 p.m. with seasonal cocktails by Elixer to Go, delicious food by Jeff Trevathan Catering, a photo booth, and music by New York favorite DJ Apex. Mistress of Ceremony is Connie Nielsen, actress and founder of Human Needs Project.  Through video connection, guests will also have the opportunity to meet some of the entrepreneurial residents of Kibera, who have trained for two years to work in the Human Needs Project Town Center and now are creating new dreams for themselves.

“2014 has been a tremendous year for Human Needs Project,” said Ms. Nielsen. “We opened our first Town Centre, a clean tech, integrated facility which will provide clean water and sanitation services, as well as empowerment services, for the people of Kibera.  This beautiful new building is creating a hub of excitement and entrepreneurship in the middle of the slum. We have so much to celebrate at our fundraiser, but with growth always comes the need for more resources. We encourage the community to attend our fundraiser or donate on the website, to invest in the residents of Kibera as they work their way out of poverty,” Nielsen added.

Proceeds from the Fundraiser, which is Human Needs Project’s first, will be invested in the Town Centre in Kibera. Since its inception in 2010, Human Needs project has invested more than $2 million in building infrastructure and capacity for Kiberan residents.

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