Enrich Lives

Enriching Lives Along the Way

aka Wenzel's Wayside   |   ATASCADERO, CA   |  EnrichLives.org

Mission

We, at Enrich Lives, are all about enriching lives that are in extreme poverty/ or need all over the world and in our local communities by providing, quality and equal educational opportunities to boys and girls and adults, life-changing resources such as clean water, medical aid, food and education.

Ruling year info

2019

CEO / President

Kellie Wenzel

Main address

4010 TRAFFIC WAY

ATASCADERO, CA 93422 USA

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EIN

83-1858716

NTEE code info

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The problem Wenzel's Wayside see's in the world, is the lack of education, the lack of clean water, the lack of medical aid, food, and technology. We see in communities/ villages around the world that people are not given the skills or education to know there is so much available to them if they were able to learn what is there. We see the problem cripples communities. The communities can't grow because of these lack of items.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Enrich a Child

We enrich children that need education, through our child sponsorship program, we need support for over 100 of the poorest children in the slums of Mbale, Uganda at Divine Care Primary School. Education opens doors for these children to build their livelihood when they become an adult. It helps them to move on into college and build a career.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

We Enrich teachers, staff and countless volunteers who are passionate about transforming these children’s lives at Divine Care Primary School. The Ugandan government pays a teacher $127.72 a month, but at a private school, where higher standards are set, the teachers make ½ of that.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We enrich lives through community development. We recognize the needs in an impoverished community and build them up by providing disaster relief, clean water, running toilets, water to their homes, solar, and medical care.

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of students who demonstrate writing ability

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Infants and toddlers, Children and youth

Related Program

Enrich a Child

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We want the younger children learning to write. Each year, as we add children to schools that don't know how to write they learn.

Number of teachers retained after 12 months

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Enrich a Teacher

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Teachers leave the school due to poor pay, and so we loose teachers in the middle of term. We are hoping in 2021 we will be able to keep all the teachers there for the whole year.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We here at Wenzel’s Wayside created our Enrich Lives Non Profit to “enriching lives along the way”. We want to go beyond just ourselves and help others all over the world and in our local communities that are either in extreme poverty/ or need by providing: Quality and equal educational opportunities to children and adults and life-changing resources such as:
Clean water
Solar
Medical aid
Food
Education

We enrich children that need education, through our child sponsorship program. Education opens doors for these children to build their livelihood when they become an adult. It helps them to move on into college and build a career.

We Enrich teachers, staff and countless volunteers who are passionate about transforming children’s lives. For example: The Ugandan government pays a teacher $127.72 a month, but at a private school, where higher standards are set, the teachers make ½ of that. So we are trying to raise teachers salaries in these poor communities for a more quality education.

We enrich lives through community development. We recognize the needs in an impoverished community and build them up by providing disaster relief, clean water, running toilets, water to their homes, solar, and medical care buy paying salaries for full time nurses.

Right now, we are working with a local community in Mbale Uganda, doing just that. We have partnered with the headmaster at a school in Namabasa (a rural village of Mbale), were we are supporting 8 teachers, trying to raise support for 70 children at the school, raising funds to put solar on the school and a home in the village where the teachers live and raising money to pay a nurses salary for the village that the school is located in to eradicate the worm epidemic in that village.

Through social media, our website, James and Kellie Wenzel's travels around the world, and through the support of US based people, churches and organizations, we are moving forward in this mission of Enrich Lives.

So far we have raised enough money to increase the salaries of 8 teachers for a year! We raised over $3000 and installed sewer, a full functioning bathroom (toliet, sink and shower) and a hot water tank for the headmasters home, who lives in the slums of Mbale.
We currently have raised over $3000 for the solar project on the school that will provide electricity, where there is none, and then be able to provide computers to all the children, to open them up to the world!

So far we have raised enough money to increase the salaries of 8 teachers for a year!
We raised over $3000 and installed sewer, a full functioning bathroom (toliet, sink and shower) and a hot water tank for the headmasters home, who lives in the slums of Mbale.
We currently have raised over $3000 for the solar project on the school that will provide electricity, where there is none, and then be able to provide computers to all the children, to open them up to the world!

What's next?
We still need the children supported at the school, so they have 2 meals a day, uniforms, books, paid tuition for an education.
We still need to raise the salary for a nurse.
We still need to raise the complete funds for the solar project.
Once this school is fully funded, then we will start on another project, that, "Enriches Lives Along the Way"!

Financials

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Enrich Lives

Board of directors
as of 2/26/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kellie Wenzel

James Wenzel

VP Enrch Lives

Alan Foss

Treasurer ComDev

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/23/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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