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American Heritage provides food for Kenyan orphanage
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (4/7/11)--Philadelphia-based American Heritage FCU's board of directors has voted to pay for one year's supply of food to feed 67 orphans in Kenya.
Busia orphanage worker Pascalia Wanjala in Kenya shows off the bicycle she received from American Heritage FCU CEO Bruce Foulke and his family. The bike helps her meet the needs of children at the orphanage and helped prompt the donation of a year's supply of food for 67 children by the credit union's board. (Photo provided by the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association) .
The board made the decision after hearing how workers at an orphanage had to go around the community each night to collect food to feed the kids. Bruce Foulke, CEO of the $1 billion asset credit union, had learned that the Busia orphanage in Kenya needed a bicycle to collect food for the children and so workers could get around in the community. His family bought a bicycle through the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU), said the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (PCUA) (Life is a Highway April 6). After receiving the bicycle, Pascalia Wanjala, who works with the orphanage, told WOCCU how much she appreciated it and how it helps her to get around more efficiently. When the credit union's board heard about her daily food collection efforts on behalf of the children, it decided to step in and provide a year's supply of food. Foulke is planning a trip to Kenya in December to work at the orphanage, said PCUA.


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