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Let's Make Lucas a College Graduate!

Organized by: Alexandra McCoy

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Lucas is Halfway to a Degree!
February 09, 2016

We've raised almost 25% of our goal and Lucas is 50% done with university! I would love to get to 50% of our goal by February 15th to ensure See More

THE STORY:

I met Lucas Makundi when we teamed up to tutor some students in math at the Jifundishe Free Library (http://jifundishe.org/) in Tanzania. His smile is contagious, as is his bright attitude toward the future. Last year, we raised money for Lucas' first year of tuition and now we need to fund his remaining year and a half of university. A little background: Lucas’ father passed away shortly after he was born, causing much financial hardship and due to the high cost of primary education in the 1990s in Tanzania, Lucas did not start primary school until he was 9 years old – the age at which most of us were in 4th or 5th grade. Lucas worked very hard to earn a scholarship for secondary school and, after passing all of his secondary exams, he was invited to attend University. When I met Lucas at the library, he was tutoring both to give back and to earn money to help support his siblings and mother and increase his chances of being able to afford University. Although he tutored and worked on a flower plantation, he was unable to come anywhere close to the 1,062,500 Tanzanian schillings needed for one year's tuition and fees – roughly $650. In order to help Lucas complete his final two years of university, we need to raise $1,400. With his degree, he hopes to impact others in Tanzania through education, and we can help! Every penny counts! No donation is too small!

$565

 

40% Raised of $1,400 Goal

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  • Alexandra McCoy

    $100

  • Eliza

    $25

  • BESSI

    $50

  • Rod and Amanda

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • CrowdRise Donation

    $25

  • Brenna B

    $50

  • MK and Amanda

    $50

  • Nick Medaglio

    $50

  • Sarah

     

  • Lisa

    $20

  • amanda bozarth

    $50

  • Amy and Craig

    $50

  • Gray

    $25

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Donor Comments

Gray

Gray

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Amy and Craig

Amy and Craig

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

amanda bozarth

amanda bozarth

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Lisa

Lisa

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Sarah

Sarah

3 years ago

Nick Medaglio

Nick Medaglio

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

MK and Amanda

MK and Amanda

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Brenna B

Brenna B

DONATION: $50

Go Lucas #throwittolucas 3 years ago

CrowdRise Donation

CrowdRise Donation

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

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