Help My Friend, A Former Child Soldier, Start A New Life
Organized by: April Katz
This is very personal for me because in my travels, I went to a beautiful country where I met a very smart and talented young man. He has so much potential that has been taken from him at an early age. Unfortunately, he was kidnapped from his village by guerrillas at the age of 13 where they trained him to be a child soldier and sold into slavery. Children who go through this experience are scarred because they are constantly subjected to brutal torture and emotional abuse. He now makes $10 a DAY in the country that he is in. It is a world I cannot relate to or understand, but I would do anything to help this bright young person have a chance at any future other than this. At this current moment, he can be killed at anytime. I would like to raise enough money to give him the opportunity to start a new life and have a brighter future. I am personally donating $1000 as well to help him have a better life.