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MT. KILIMANJARO, Kenya – Tim Challen, an employee of the United Nations Federal Credit Union branch in Geneva, Switzerland, was shot in the knee during an armed robbery while he was on mission to Nairobi, Kenya. On his return to Geneva, he underwent painful surgery and a long rehabilitation. It gave him time to think about whether he wanted to continue his comfortable life or make a change in the world, however small.

So instead of becoming bitter, as many would have done, he decided to not only call attention to problems in East African communities, but he sought a way to improve life there through a unique fundraising plan.

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