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Help Grace (from Malawi) Finish Her Degree

Organized by: Lisa O'Donoghue-Lindy

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First year complete ... one more to go!
January 09, 2017

Hi everyone. Thanks so much for your support last year. We raised $520 for Grace and she was able to take (and pass) her exams. She started the See More

THE STORY:

Hi friends ... I just got an email from a woman I profiled on She Inspires Her asking for some help. Grace Maalo Chalera is a 40-year-old mother of 3 boys. She lives in rural Blantyre, Malawi, and runs a tailoring business, grill shop and pig farm. Oh, and she's a teacher too. Generally a remarkable woman. (You can read her story on She Inspires Her.) Her husband died unexpectedly some years ago and her life was turned upside down. But ever resourceful, she picked herself up and just moved forward. At the time I wrote about Grace, she was doing very well, growing the businesses and putting her boys through university. She was connecting local farmers with pork-buying customers through a collective she established and had plans to open a tailoring school to teach the trade to young people who are struggling to find work. Since we spoke, Grace has enrolled in a Bachelors of Education program at Catholic University of Malawi as the foundation for the tailoring school she wants to run. She only has two semesters to go but unfortunately has run into financial difficulties. She had to shut the grill shop and tailoring business due to theft in her absence and the money she earns from farming and teaching pays her family expenses and son's college fees. There is not enough left over to cover her own fees and the university is not letting her sit exams. She's not asking for a lot - it will take about $1000 to finish - and I figure if I got some friends to chip in we could help her get there. So what do you say? Forego your Starbucks today and let's help Grace finish university. I guarantee this will make you feel better than any Pumpkin Spice Latte ever will!

$520

 

43% Raised of $1,200 Goal

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  • Elaine Pirozzi

    $25

  • Nancie Thomas

     

  • Lisa ODonoghue Lindy

    $200

  • Peggy Shearer

    $25

  • Akiko

    $50

  • Pam Holland

    $50

  • Marieanne

    $50

  • Helena Liden

    $50

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Lisa O'Donoghue-Lindy

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Helena Liden

Helena Liden

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Marieanne

Marieanne

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Pam Holland

Pam Holland

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Akiko

Akiko

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Peggy Shearer

Peggy Shearer

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Lisa ODonoghue Lindy

Lisa ODonoghue Lindy

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Nancie Thomas

Nancie Thomas

In memory of Louise Van Norman Thimas. 2 years ago

Elaine Pirozzi

Elaine Pirozzi

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

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