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Building Hope

By Tim Saumier, President of TYGES International

We were fortunate to have Francis Bii visit our office in Williamsburg, VA – Francis is the gentleman who is the primary point of contact in Kenya (Elderot) that is building an orphanage that will house 200 orphans with AIDS. We have joined in with this vision to help build this orphanage.  We are doing our part at TYGES by making placements (Connecting Great People with Great Companies).  For each placement, TYGES will donate $100.00 toward this cause. The plan is to break ground on the orphanage later this year.Kenya - Frances Bii

More than building 200 rooms…we’re building hope for 200 kids that have no where to go.

TYGES has partnered with Williamsburg Christian Church (Fred Liggin is the pastor) and the church itself has stepped up and said it will collectively raise $110,000 this year to build the orphanage – so we are in essence donating money to the church who has created a separate bucket to collect the monies. From there, it is then given to the Christian Relief Fund who oversees all uses of the $ globally. One of their partnering charities is ECAN which is headed up by Francis Bii. Kenya - OrphanageIf you click on the ECAN link, it will give you multiple warnings because it is from Kenya; but rest assured, it is fine. When looking at their site, you can see they do a number of things; yet, their primary objective currently is to raise money to build the orphanage.

As you can see from the elevation and blueprint, this is not a luxury condo.  Yet, a simple, safe, and secure shelter to foster development for a future, to be nurtured, and to provide the basic needs to survive (a.k.a HOPE). Kenya - Orphanage2Francis shared that once they receive the money, they will break ground within a week.  This home will take about six months to complete…all by hand and all out of bricks.  Once completed, it will then become the permanent home for 200 children who have literally no place to go. Not a bad return on investment.

I encourage you to take a look and if you ever want to communicate directly with Francis his email is If there are any questions, you can ask me as well.

Thanks for the support.  I welcome your feedback as we continue to make an impact in our local community and throughout the world.  You can find me on LinkedIn and at Twitter you can find me at @timsaumierTI.  Also, you can learn more about TYGES at, on Twitter @TYGESInt, or here on our blog. Our mission is simple:

We’re here to make good things happen to other people.


2 thoughts on “Building Hope

  1. Reblogged this on Inside This Guys Head and commented:
    This is what happens a company takes a redemptive approach to their business. TYGES International is also a partner with 3e Restoration Inc ( and partners with us to alleviate homelessness by offering job interview training and resume building skills for our friends living through homelessness. It is a great company making good things happen to other people in incredible ways. It is also led by a dear friend of mine and fellow co-laborer in God’s work, Tim Saumier. I am grateful for them.

    Please, read this post Tim wrote as they help my church family partner with CRF (Christian Relief Fund) to build an orphanage for 200 children living through homelessness in Eldoret Kenya.

    1. Thanks Fred…thanks for your vision, heart, and for pioneering the technology to help others.

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