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Sachi, Maarika, Abhas Education

Organized by: Najmah Ibrahim

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THE STORY:

My name is Najmah Ibrahim and I'm originally from Minneapolis Mn but now I'm currently staying in Nairobi Kenya for vacation. I've been here for alomst a year now and continuing my studies here. I go to a tution center here and I met these three sisters. Sachi (9) Maarika (11) and Abha (12). They come to this center instead of public schools because all schools in Kenya require you to pay a yearly tuition and their mother cant afford the school tuition, school supplies, and school uniforms and books. I always noticed Maarika and Abha (older girls) sharring a textbook but one day I noticed them also sharring a notebook. When I asked where Abhas book was she said she had been using Maarikas book for two weeks now and so I gave her one of my notbooks. I saw them walking home one day and asked them where there parents were and Abha replied to me with, "My dad passed away when I was 8 and my mom works as a housekeeper. She makes sure to pack us a lunch but she doesn't have time to take us to school or pick us up so we walk." Since then I make sure to walk them home so theyre not alone. I asked more questions about their mother and found out that she's a housekeeper for another family. She gets about $70 a month and spends most of it on food and paying bills. $70 a month is so little for someone with three kids but she still manages. I went to go visit their mom at the house she works and explained to her what online fundraising is and she didn't believe it was real. I asked Pauline how much money was enough and she replied with "60,000ksh" which is about 500 U.S dollars. When I told her I'd help her family financially all she could do was smile. We are greatful for any donations.  I want to send these girls to public schools so they can be with kids their age. The money we raise will be used for new school books for the girls, school supplies, clean clothes.  This means so much to me because I think everyone should get an education and any mother working that hard should be given a break now and then.  I'll be forever thankful and Sachi, Marika, and Abha and Pauline can't thank you all enough. It's websites like this and donors like you that can change peoples lives.

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