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  • The Kokua Initiative: Honoring Boogie Kalama

    A crew member on the double hulled outrigger canoe, The Hokule'a, that voyaged from Hawaii to Tahiti in 1976, George "Boogie" Kalama was known as a man of the Land and Sea. He was said to be deeply spiritual and a great comfort to those around him, truly embodying the essence of "aloha." He was well known in the Big Island community as someone who cared and gave to anyone in need. Boogie Kalama [...]
  • Access To Clean Water In Malawi: Pump Aid's Impact

    There's a major threat wreaking havoc on third world countries. Water-borne diseases festering in pools of unclean water kill more people per year than violence, including war. One of these deadly diseases is diarrhea, and because most people lack the proper treatment it has become the fifth leading cause of death in Malawi. And the younger generations are at an even greater risk. About 45% of [...]
  • Introducing: Waiakea's Kokua Initiative

    In 2019, we're committed to using our time and resources to help others in our local communities. Introducing: The Kokua Initiative. This is Waiakea’s new landmark program for investing in local community projects and non-profits. The Kokua Initiative focuses primarily on education, addiction, and environmental stewardship here in Hawai’i. While Waiakea already has a handful of firsts, we're [...]

Clean water: the most direct way to help poor communities

We are excited to share that 2 new Elephant Pumps have been installed in the villages of Kamganga and Disimasi, Malawi, collectively serving 276 people with clean water! Sponsorship of a water pump project is the most direct way to help poor communities. Clean water not only saves lives, but fosters economic growth and education. 
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Malawi: Deadly Flooding Cuts Off Access to Clean Water Supply

Malawi is currently facing deadly flooding after weeks of torrential rain compounded by the Tropical Cyclone Bansi, with another storm looming on the horizon - Tropical Cyclone Chedza, expected to be far more destructive than the former.
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