We partnered with Kitoko Oyo, based in Congo, to pay salaries and empower this ground-breaking multi-media project, so they can give voice to good and true stories among their people. This is grassroots community empowerment at its best! | June 2019 – Congo

$1,500 Donated!



“Kitoko Oyo” is Lingala for “This Beauty” – We are blessed to be able to be part of a changemaking project that will result in a published book, an online platform, and community-building endeavor that elevates voices and provides jobs. This team of sisters and brothers are lighting up the world and making a difference in their country and – when this project is completed, with your help – around the world!
The program we’re seeking to fund in Congo is a game-changer. This is grassroots community empowerment at its best! The world is loudly telling negative narratives. But, THIS project is focused on the true stories, the beautyFULL stories, with storytellers infused with quiet strength and love.

CREATIVE ways to CONTINUE to support this organization …

  1. DONATE HERE. A few creative ideas for GIVING: ASK FOR A DONATION to be made as a gift for your next birthday … GIVE a gift in honor of someone you love for an upcoming holiday or celebration. FORM A TEAM on Facebook or GoFundMe and raise funds for a special occasion or celebration in your life … or just because you want to!
  2. SEND this page to 5 people you think would be inspired and want to join the fun!
  3. FIND & FRIEND the Kitoko-Oyo team: Website, Facebook, Insta
  4. WATCH – Seeds Storyteller Series with Pappy Orion & the Kitoko Oyo Team. Get ready to be inspired and discover more of your own story.



As part of our call to all to be an everyday philanthropist, each month I spotlight a project or program in the world. Our partner’s focus is in at least one of these five categories: human rights, education, health, community emergencies, and art-activism. I am blessed with a huge pool of changemakers in my community – so there is never a lack of trusted organizations with whom to partner.

This sort of “everyday philanthropy” is about an unrestrained generosity rooted in the reality of your everyday life. Generosity feels good. It is part of your purpose on the planet. It finds ways to share with others the treasure trove of whatever you have and whatever you love. It makes a difference with your small and large acts alike … living with a commitment and connection to your sisters and brothers near and far. Explore and discover your unique – right here and now – calling to be an everyday philanthropist today.

I get it: These stories and the very invitation to give and to BE philanthropists isn’t always comfortable. Or easy. Sometimes it’s the world’s pain pricking our hearts that wakes us up to see – and say yes! – to our destiny.

So, today and together, let’s dispute the suggestion that philanthropy is an exclusive club only for those deemed wealthy. Today and together, let’s dispute that the only thing that matters and makes a difference is giving in “big” ways. The movement that will be unleashed when we live as generously unrestrained philanthropists WILL light up the world.

You are loved.
We belong to each other.
Let’s standTALL together and light up the world!

xo, -Sarah Davison-Tracy, Seeds of Exchange