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Organized by: Zoe Hernandez

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THE STORY:

Last summer, I had the incredible experience of scaling Mount Kilimanjaro with my father to raise profits for Justice Rising -- a for purpose organization that helps lift war torn communities to their feet by providing education, leadership, and hope to the families and children consumed by the destructive, violent culture. Through our fundraising via Crowdrise, from generous donation and friends&family support, we were able to raise enough money to build an entire school in DRCongo, granting education to children, building support for parents, and harnessing a sense of freedom and trust within the community. By immersing myself in JR's mission and vision to restore peace to these nations, I've found that my true passion and felt purpose lies within all that this incredible group stands for: giving a voice to those who feel nobody can hear them speak, hope to those who feel that all is lost, and a drive and purpose to those who have been torn away from the light. I've just recently been given the opportunity to visit DRC with Justice Rising, getting the chance to tell the stories of the students, teachers, and families living in this impoverished nation, by both visually and narratively documenting my 10 day exploration of the Congo. While there, I will get the chance to give a voice to those who have yet to be heard, and tell their journeys and travels through my lens, hopefully inspiring and provoking people to see the need for change, empowering them with the empathy to do so. Teaching children new skills through photo courses, delivering (and gaining) new insights, and capturing raw memories of locals and students alike that tell provoking stories are just a few ways in which I hope to contribute to JR's mission. Your generous donation will go directly towards funding my plane ticket for the trip, which (at it's cheapest) costs just over $2,000. Each contribution made brings me one step closer to the goal, and one picture closer to making those shadowed voices heard. Thank you so much for stopping by, Carpe Diem x Zoë

$100

 

5% Raised of $2,000 Goal

  • Uncle Mark

    $100

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Uncle Mark

Uncle Mark

DONATION: $100

Good Luck Zoe! 1 year ago

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