Timeline

March 2002

Ron and Maurine Hatfield moved to Friedricksdorf Germany where they met Bernadine Angalusha.  Within a month of this meeting they made a $1,500 donation to help her form the Buteheli Women’s Co-op in Kakamega, Kenya

2002-2007

Ron and Maurine continued gathering and sending small amounts of money to Kakamega to grow the Buteheli Women’s co-op, boring fresh water wells and financing the fees for several school children

July 2007

In Our Own Quiet Way (aka Quiet Way), a Utah Charitable corporation, was officially formed as a 501(c)3 charity

Nov 2007

Quiet Way first physically visited Kakamega Kenya and initiated the formation of the

Kenyan Board of Directors and NPO (Non Profit Organization) there

April 2008

Quiet Way started a collection of supplies to be shipped to Kenya for medical,

educational and humanitarian projects it had initiated

May 2008

First Quiet Way Summer Concert fund raising event at Hatfield estate by Spencer Pettit

Aug 2008

Quiet Way participated in the first Princess Festival as a humanitarian fund raising

event.

Aug 2008

Members of Quiet Way travelled to Kenya to formalize relationships with key

government officials and to finalize their NPO status.

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Aug 2008

The first 8’ x 10’ x 40’ container was shipped to Kenya bearing $1,000,000 (USD) of

supplies and equipment

Nov 2008

Quiet Way teamed up with Dr. Kimball Crofts and his Humanitarian Aid Relief Team
(aka HART) bringing 14 doctors and 28 nurses to the Kakamega Regional Hospital where they performed 79 major operations over a 5 day period. Many scouts, young women
groups, and others donated time and money. A milk cow was purchased by one of the
donor groups for the co-op.

March 2009

Quiet Way sponsored the “Kakamega Big Game Night” fundraising event in Lindon Utah
at the Hatfield estate. All proceeds from the event were used to fund scholarships for
poor and orphaned Kenyan students

April 2009

Medical supplies shipped earlier were distributed to the regional hospital and 22 schools
in the Kakamega school district. Shipment included thousands of readers, text books
and personal school supplies

April 2009

Quiet Way team members were officially welcomed in a private meeting with the Vice
President of Kenya, Stephan Kalonzo Musyoka. He requested that Quiet Way focus on
sending aid to drought areas of the eastern parts of Kenya.

May 2009

Quiet Way announces their goal to bring aid to the drought stricken portions of Kenya

and construction of 1,000 dams in the drought areas.

June 2009

The second annual Princess Festival event occured in Lindon Utah with the specific
intention of sending food to Kenya. Celebrity vocalist, Debra Gibson, made an
appearance and performed for the festival visitors. The event also enjoyed Kenyan
Ambassador Peter Ogego as its honored guest and he was the honorary King at the
Daddy Daughter Ball

July 2009

The Asembo Balochi Orphan feeding center was proposed by Ambassador H.E. Peter

Ogego. Quiet Way agreed to provide the startup funds.

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Nov 2009

Quiet Way completed the first two dams and distributed 40 tons of beans and corn to
seven villages in the Kibwesi District of Kenya, feeding over 10,000 people for an
extended period of severe drought..

Dec 2009

First Christmas Concert at the Hatfield estate, sponsored by the Hatfields and Quiet
Way. A stunning concert was performed by Concert Pianist Spencer Pettit and
associates.

June 2010

Balochi Orphan feeding center was materially completed and the initial orphans were
fed a light breakfast and a nutritional lunch each school day. Initially, 100 school
children were involved. Extra food prepared during the day is delivered to the very old people of the village. (Children run to the center during their one hour lunch break each
day)

June 2010

Third annual Princess Festival draws 8,000 to the Hatfield estate, filling it to near
capacity. The event enjoys Ambassador Ogego’s wife Rose and two of his children as its
honored guests. Amazon best selling author, Adria Manary (Mommy Magic) honored as
an additional special guest..

July 2010

Quiet Way (Holly Sue Hatfield) conducts a careful on site review of the water problems and resources of the targeted drought area of Kenya.  She also interviews all of the Scholarship students and video tapes them explaining their goals and aspirations

Nov 2010

Quiet Way sponsored a charity cooperative summit in Nairobi with key governmental
and charity representatives attending. The new emphasis of the Quiet Way
organization was announced to act as an organizer of resources in country to create
greater efficiency and more sustainable results.

July 2010

Quiet Way (Holly Sue Hatfield) conducts a careful on site review of the water problems
and resources of the targeted drought area of Kenya. She also interviews all of the
Scholarship students and video tapes them explaining their goals and aspirations.

Nov 2010

Quiet Way sponsored a charity cooperative summit in Nairobi with key governmental
and charity representatives attending. The new emphasis of the Quiet Way
organization was announced to act as an organizer of resources in country to create
greater efficiency and more sustainable results.

Nov 2011

Ron Hatfield met with the World Food Program in Washington D.C., enjoyed a short
audience with the Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State, and Raj Shaw, Director of USAID.
Quiet Way was invited to join as the United Nations (World Food Program) designated
water development charity

Jan 2011

Quiet Way added additional staff and developed an intern relationship with two local
universities, Brigham Young and Utah Valley University. The emphasis shifted from
building dams and providing food to collaboration/coordination of reliable revenue
sources and existing service providers.

Nov 2011

Ron Hatfield visited the Balochi Feeding Center, bringing additional benefactors from

“Believe in Angels” to help expand capacity to 200 children per day.

June 2011

Fourth Annual Princess Festival occured at a larger venue, Thanksgiving Point, with over
10,000 participants. Princess Festival was converted to a “for profit” venture with the
same previous objective of contributing to Quiet Way together with other selected
charities supporting Children issues worldwide. Adria Manary, with her daughter Astra,
was again honored as our special guest.

June 2012

Fifth Annual Princess Festival showed growth and emphasized Local Children needs

June 2013

Sixth Annual Princess Festival expanded again and continued emphasis on local children

June 2014

Seventh Annual Princess Festival expanded into 6 cities with emphasis on local children

June 2017

After a pause resulting from the losses during the Great Recession Quiet Way purchased 1,200 elementary school text books (official curriculum) for the students in 11 primary schools (8,000 students) of the Kakamega School District reducing their ratio of “children-to-text books” from 7-1 down to 4-1.   We also successfully conducted the first James Lawrence “Tri-and-Give-a-Dam” trial men’s bicycle and running competition, and women’s running competition, as a prospective annual future fund raising event for the charity.

2018 Projects Statement

We learned from our work in 2017 that the books were badly needed in the schools.  We also learned that the school system is experiencing significant pressure from Growth.  We also learned that the possibility of expanding the opportunities for local bicycle and running athletes to compete at a higher level with better training and competition is in high demand.

Therefore, our plans for 2018 will include the following:

  1. More books
  2. Expansion of additional basic student outhouse toilets and sanitary facilities at the Primary Schools
  3. Introduction of an interschool competition between select Primary Schools to promote a beginning sports program
  4. Purchase of ten 40’ Conex Cargo Transport containers for ten schools to use as secured storage

Our program is one that shares the joy of serving with the friends of the charity.  We will make available a few selected opportunities for others to participate in person (at their own expense) in the travel and implementation of these projects.