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Sasha Smith's Fundraiser:

Sasha and Syombua's Race for Daraja

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BENEFITING: Daraja Education Fund

EVENT: Race for Daraja 2013

EVENT DATE: May 19, 2013

Sasha Smith

THE STORY:

Elizabeth is from the Kamba tribe. She hails from Kinangpop, an area just a few hours south of Daraja Academy. Her family was heavily affected by the drought that hit Kenya, and as a result her family was unable to send her to secondary school. The drop out rate from elementary school to high school is 80%.

Elizabeth has two nicknames on campus: Symobua (her second name) and "SBD" (stands for Small But Dangerous). Despite being a senior, she is one of the shortest girls on campus hence the SBD nickname. This name fits her well because, although she's little, Elizabeth has a very big personality and she is very comfortable taking control of a situation.

Elizabeth's life path was set to make her another statistic. Fortunately, she received a four year scholarship from Daraja Academy...a twist in her fate that will not only change the course of her future, but that of her future children. (Girls and women spend 90% of their earned income on their families, compared with 30% to 40% among males. Chris Fortson, “Women’s Rights Vital for Developing World,” Yale News Daily)

Your donation will provide access to education for an exceptional and promising young Kenyan girl who has no other way to get it.

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To This Fundraiser

$265

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jennifer Troutner

    $50

  • Judy and Bud Rainin

    $50

  • m, m, and a jacobs

    $40

  • Peter Smith

    $100

  • My favorite teacher

    $25

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53% Raised of $500 Goal

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The Team: $265 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

My favorite teacher

My favorite teacher

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Peter Smith

Peter Smith

DONATION: $100

A tribute to Sasha and Syombua and their lovely partnership. 4 years ago

m, m, and a jacobs

m, m, and a jacobs

DONATION: $40

'go sasha!' says arlo...and us too! 4 years ago

Judy and Bud Rainin

Judy and Bud Rainin

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Jennifer Troutner

Jennifer Troutner

DONATION: $50

4 years ago