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Evening Echo Cork Women's Mini Marathon

The Ladies Mini Marathon will take place on Sunday 16th September.If you would like to walk with us to raise money for Development Pamoja you can register here and download a sponsorship card here. For a t-shirt please contact Rachel at

"If you want to walk fast, walk alone but if you want to walk far, walk together" - Kenyan proverb


Christmas Bazaar

On Saturday 2nd December 2017 we will be holding a Christmas Bazaar in Douglas GAA Hall.

On sale will be both new and used donated goods, including Clothes, Shoes, Bags, Books, DVDs/Vinyls/CDs, Bric-a Brac, Toys, Household Goods, Christmas Gifts. There will also be a raffle on the day.

All items were kindly donated to raise funds to finance our projects.

Entry is free so hope to see you there!

11th - 24th December 2015 Christmas Market Fundraiser in Douglas Village Shopping Centre

Rachel Gordon, ably assisted by her friends and family, stocked her stall with new donated goods at very reasonable prices.

A special word of thanks to Rosa Larrson, organiser of the market, for her help and assistance.

Mount Kenya Climb 2015

On 2nd October Dave Finn and Derry Desmond set out on their epic climb of Mount Kenya (the 2nd biggest mountain in Africa) in order to raise funds for Development Pamoja.

The climb took about 5 days, after which they spent some time on the ground with our Development Pamoja team. So far they have raised €1365 as part of this fundraising activity which included a table quiz and a walkathon. If you would like to add to this, you can still sponsor Dave and Derry here.

Evening Echo Cork Women's Mini Marathon

The Ladies Mini Marathon took place on Sunday 27th September. Thank you to all who participated - a huge sum of €1050 was raised!

"If you want to walk fast, walk alone but if you want to walk far, walk together" - Kenyan proverb

Snowdon Climb 2015

On 11th April a group of 12 friends and family members of the late Simon Davis climbed Snowdon - the highest mountain in Wales. They raised a fantastic €1495 (£1123) for our new Davis Education Program.

A huge thank you to everyone who took part and donated.

Click here to read more about the Davis Education Program.

London Marathon

In April 2015 one of our regular supporters Steve Kiely ran the London marathon and very generously named Development Pamoja as his chosen charity, raising a fantastic €1220. Huge thanks to Steve for that great achievement.

Car boot sales continue

Rachel Gordon (board member) continues her trojan work selling her wares in car boot sales across the county as well as online (stay in touch for more updates). All proceeds from these sales go towards covering Development Pamoja's administrative costs.


Dispensary Opening Day

We are delighted to announce that, after almost 2 years of hard work, we opened our new Medical Dispensary to the public on 20th June 2015 and are now the nearest facility for at least 2,000 people.

We are extremely grateful to everyone who has contributed to this project - especially to Fr Francis McAuliffe who provided part of the money for the building work and to the Cork/Kerry branch of SHARP (an association funded by staff of the HSE) who generously funded the kit-out of the facility. And of course to all our donors who have contributed to this project - the family of Jock Shanahan, the family of Eilish O'Sullivan, Steve and Terry Kiely, Caitrin Kelly and family, Ursula and Raj Chopra, our board in Ireland (especially Brendan, Rachel and Lynn), the late Fr. Bill Dowling, Paddy and Joe Murray and the Caring and Sharing Association.

Article: Meet the Irishman helping make a big difference to the lives of people in Kenya

On 11th May 2014, a great article about James and Development Pamoja was published in

Article about James and Development Pamoja

This article was published in on 26th August 2012.

Development Pamoja features in the Evening Echo (December 2011)

James talks to the Evening Echo's Jane McNamara about his work in Kenya.