Humanitarian Maude Porchet is a world traveller who is living her soul expression of love and freedom and helping others along the way.
The story began years ago when the White Rock woman’s passion for embracing humanity and discovering the beauty of the planet off the beaten path brought her to the arid desert of Northern Kenya, Africa.
While there, Porchet witnessed the strength and courage of the Turkana people surviving in one of the harshest environments on Earth.
Their resiliency opened Porchet’s heart to such great compassion that she decided to put her love into action and ignite hope where none existed before.
She founded the Turkana Empowerment Project which is raising funds to provide for the people of the Parkati community – an isolated village in the Turkana desert of Kenya – the skills training needed to become drivers, carpenters, mechanics, teachers and nurses.
As a way of raising funds to support the project, a crystal bowl fundraising concert is taking place tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 28 at the old Elks Lodge in Campbell River (516 S. Dogwood St.).
Musician Pixie Hobby will bring to life the sounds of magical crystal balls played in harmony.
Hobby is the vice-president of the Turkana Empowerment Project, an environmental lawyer and a Reiki master.
She is a great humanitarian and delights in offering her gift of music to help raise money for the Turkana people.
As many of the tribal people have no formal education, the funds raised support projects that benefit the whole community.
Funds raised through the crystal bowl concert will go towards construction of a wooden fishing boat to enable 20 youths to make a living fishing on the southern part of Lake Turkana.
Porchet herself will speak about the ongoing projects and answer questions prior to the crystal bowl concert.
Her book, For the Love of Peter, which chronicles the start of the Turkana Empowerment Project, will also be available at the show.
The crystal bowl concert begins at 7 p.m. tonight and tickets cost $20 each.
Tickets are available in advance by calling 250-923-1683 or at the door the night of the concert.
For more information visit, www.turkanaempowermentproject.org