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Maria Kelly's Fundraiser:

Maria, Bennett, and Fatuma's Race for Daraja

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BENEFITING: Daraja Education Fund

EVENT: Race for Daraja 2013

EVENT DATE: May 19, 2013

Maria Kelly

THE STORY:

Fatuma comes from a small rural town called 
Merti. She lived with her loving parents, four 
sisters and five brothers. Unfortunately her 
father died in an accident which left her 
uneducated mother looking after the whole 
family. Her local community is comprised mainly 
of pastoralists. They are caring and work 
together, however the town does not have a 
reliable source of water nor electricity. 
During primary school, Fatuma was incredibly 
determined and would wake up before sunrise to 
study. She helped her mother fetch water from 
the local river that was 3 miles away. The burden 
of these responsibilities took a toll on her 
schoolwork but Fatuma never took her eye off
secondary school.

Initially, Daraja administrators worried about 
Fatuma’s ability to keep up with the other 
students due to her lower KCPE score. The 
initiative she has taken, however, has proven that 
she is hungry to learn. Fatuma studies with 
classmates, works with teachers after class, and 
always completes her homework. She has a drive 
that serves her well at Daraja.

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$500

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    $250

  • Rachel and Katie Kelly

    $250

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Rachel and Katie Kelly

Rachel and Katie Kelly

DONATION: $250

4 years ago

Dad

Dad

DONATION: $250

4 years ago