Dina Abujawdeh wrote -
Dear Family and Friends,
As most of you know Africa is dear to my heart and has become a huge part of my life both personally and professionally. And for this reason, and with your support, I am running the Boston Marathon!
On April 16th I will run 26.2 miles in hopes of raising funds for my charity Self Help Africa (www.selfhelpafrica.org). I am kindly asking you all for your support.
Self Help Africa's vision is a rural Africa free from poverty. We work across nine countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to empower people living in rural Africa to achieve their economic independence, primarily by helping people to start up small businesses through micro-finance support, increasing food production and promoting gender equality. By working with these communities rather than supplying the traditional aid hand outs, it is ultimately the communities who are lifting themselves out of poverty and eventually breaking the cycle.
I have seen it work first hand, and believe that helping these families to create sustainable living is the model that can eventually end poverty across Africa. Please help support my cause and help me make a difference by providing African men, women and children a chance for a better future.
Thank you to everyone for donating, and I hope to see you at the finish line!!!