Peace Sisters

Morning Rotary members Rena VanKirk and Art Fisher thank guests Doni Heyn-Lamb and Peace Sisters Founder Tina Kampor.

Tina Kampor grew up in a poor family in the town of Dapaong in Togo, West Africa and recently spoke at a Carpinteria Morning Rotary meeting. Kampor had eight siblings and made a life working and making batik clothing to help support her family. In 2003 a Peace Corps family met her and supported her move to Pasadena, California. She earned a certified nurse credential at Pasadena City College and found employment as a nurse.  All this time she supported and sponsored disadvantaged girls in school in Togo by paying their $40 annual tuition. Three years ago, Kampor was able to establish a 501(c)(3) foundation, peacesisters.org/. Now Kampor sponsors over 300 girls in Togo each year through her foundation. Kampor told Rotary members, “My passion in life is to raise the goals that girls set for themselves in Togo and increase their confidence to become the doctors, lawyers, wives, educators and leaders of the future.”

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