Ever felt like you simply needed to help?
Hello! For us (Margrit and Russ) it happened rather late in life. Actually it wasn’t until back in 2009 that we fell into helping those protecting and preserving endangered African wildlife species.
By chance we found Shannon’s place, the African Raptor Center, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. After a mesmerizing flight show and educational program we left deeply touched. Once back in the USA we read about the plight of the rhino; how elephants were losing ground; that lions were being killed by farmers; and that the odd little pangolin was the most trafficked mammal on the planet.
Then we started hearing about the people protecting and preserving endangered African wildlife species. It was time to get involved saving African animals. However, there was one tiny problem. We knew little about fund raising or running a non profit. After much fussing in 2010 we started Nikela so that people like you could join us in the adventure to help those protecting and preserving endangered African wildlife species.
For the first four years we ran Nikela part time, keeping our day jobs. Then in 2014 Russ said, “If we get rid of all our debt, cut back on all our expenses we can retire, spend most of the year in Africa and do Nikela full time.” Whoopee!
We jumped in with both feet and laid out a budget (we pay for all our travel, living and Nikela’s admin expenses.) With the help of charitable donations from folks from around the globe we’ve given over $40,000 to 22 projects in 8 countries in Africa. All to those protecting and preserving endangered African wildlife species.
Care to join us in our fundraising to save African animals? Right now for 2022 we’re into elephants. Moses in Tanzania has found a very successful way to reduce human wildlife conflict. Check it out. Help him out.
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Nikela is a fundraising non profit on a mission to help people protecting nature, especially doing wildlife conservation.
Nikela helps those protecting and preserving endangered African wildlife species.