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Jio Naa Ti

Organized by: Emily Johnson

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Emily Johnson via Crowdrise
March 25, 2014

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THE STORY:

"Jio naa ti" means "bring water here" in Jaxanke, the language I speak as a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal. I heard this a lot two days ago, when my sister village Missirah Dantila suddenly and tragically went up in flames. I rushed back and forth alongside the villagers, carrying water in a desperate attempt to halt the burning, but the fire ultimately consumed roughly half of the village. Thankfully the blaze claimed no lives, but hundreds of people are now left homeless, without shelter or any basic possessions. This village may not be my village, but these people are my people: they know me, they have welcomed me into their homes, they have fed me, and they have cared for me. I owe it to them to do whatever I can to help them get through this awful tragedy; with your help, dear donors, we can work together to rebuild Missirah Dantila and give the villagers back their homes.

$10,141

 

203% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

Sumon Ray

Sumon Ray

4 years ago

Joan and Al Kronick

Joan and Al Kronick

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

John Nicholas

John Nicholas

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Brooke & Jeff Dickerson

Brooke & Jeff Dickerson

DONATION: $100

Interesting how this tragedy provides an opportunity to show the generosity of American people. You may be the best Peace Corp representative of all time! 4 years ago

Stefan Brecher

Stefan Brecher

DONATION: $200

4 years ago

Leah

Leah

DONATION: $50

Missira Ngolu kide benna tilli wo tilli. Allah mu jio naa kende kende! 4 years ago

Patrick Malloy

Patrick Malloy

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Bill and Terri Bucher

Bill and Terri Bucher

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Richard Kopelman

Richard Kopelman

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Ian

Ian

DONATION: $50

Mbe nyin dila missirah ngolu bee ma. Allah mu allu be baradjila, xalu tanga, xalu simaya, xa bee soneya. Allu kide be na kende kende saayin. A nin Emily: i nin sege, kunya keme! 4 years ago

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