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Help Educate Burundi's First Neurosurgeon!

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BENEFITING: Mahoro Inc

THE STORY:

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I am truly grateful for your prayers and all you support!

Check out my Blog about my first few weeks at medeical school:

http://burundioutreachhope.blogspot.com/2013/06/school.html

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Dear friend,

I am greeting you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. I hope you are doing well; we are all doing well as well. Can you believe it has been two years since I was there in Colorado? Do you remember when Burundi went through a fire tragic and you were among the people who made a difference to the hearts of many local people here in Burundi? When I meet with the people who were helped from the fundraising at Liberty Common High School they are always thankful for what you did for them and also I myself am thankful for that.

These last few years have been years of disastrous events. First the burning of the largest market in Burundi and second, this year was the year of troublesome election and a lot of people fled the country to nearby countries such as Rwanda, Congo, Tanzania and Uganda. But now I thank God that peace is being restored. I believe that your prayers are the ones that have restored peace in the country of Burundi. Thank you for praying for Burundi. It has been two months since I graduated from Kigali International Community School (an American School with an American system) in Rwanda. I have had the opportunities such as being a participant in the KICS Drama Production, and being a leader and a member in Young Life. I have been able to go to Kenya for a volunteering service at TUMAINI (home for orphans which means believe) for two months. I taught lower grades mathematics and taught First Aid Menu for a week in preparation for furthering my studies (University studies).

I applied to several universities and I have been accepted to four: University of British Columbia in Canada, Trinity Christian College in Chicago, Oklahoma Christian University in Oklahoma and Kenya Methodist University in Kenya. Although I received some scholarships from the North American universities, they were unfortunately not enough to allow me to attend as a foreigner. I have chosen to attend Kenya Methodist University (KMU) because it is less expensive compared to the other three universities.

Another benefit of attending KeMU is that I will be entering directly into a 6-year medical program; which is equivalent to an MD from an American medical school. Kenya abides with the British System and does not require completion of a pre-med program before entry into medical school. Tuition each year is $5710, including room and board. I am asking that you considering supporting me financially in accomplishing my dreams to help Burundi.

It has been hard for me to make the decision about KeMU. My vision is to be the first neurosurgeon in Burundi. And some people have said and advised me to take another road that is easy but actually there is no vision that is easy to accomplish. They have told me I should major in something that is less expensive or few years of study or I should came back into French system in Burundi that takes 8 years to finish. What they don’t understand is the passion that I have in my heart, how horrible it is for a whole nation to have NOT EVEN 1 neurosurgeon.

In fact they are doing the contrary; they are now encouraging me because I am feeling, bonding to my vision and believing more that I am going to be the neurosurgeon that Burundi needs.

I thank God for my parents, my siblings and even friends who have encouraged me so far. I believe that you are the person to stand with me during these endeavors. We have set up this CrowdRise account so that it is easy to contribute even a small amount. It is set up through the non-profit Mahoro Inc, so all donations will be tax deductible. We have already raised $1350 towards my tuition, but still need an additional $4,360 for this academic year. This would be accomplished if 218 people contribute $20!

Please consider giving even a little, which will become part of something big!

I am looking forward to your response.

May God bless you abundantly and exceedingly,

Bonte

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$2,350

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  • Offline Donation

    $20

  • Laurie

    $500

  • Connor Hansen and family

    $50

  • Tyler Schultz and family

    $100

  • Jesse Morrill

    $20

  • Horton Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Norman Family

    $100

  • Laura & Xevi

    $60

  • Anonymous

    $100

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    $100

  • Deitrick Family

    $200

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52% Raised of $4,510 Goal

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The Team: $2,350 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Deitrick Family

Deitrick Family

DONATION: $200

Bonte, you know that life is not easy but you know that giving up is not an option. I admire you for this. My family and I will keep you always in our thoughts and prayers. Stay strong in your faith and keep on working hard! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

God bless you, Bonte! 2 years ago

Laura & Xevi

Laura & Xevi

DONATION: $60

3 years ago

Norman Family

Norman Family

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $100

Good Luck Bonte! Praying for your success. 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $500

Don't ever give up on your dreams Bonte! Good luck and God bless! 3 years ago

Horton Family

Horton Family

DONATION: $100

I have never met you but am inspired by you and your passion to not only grow yourself, but to grow the future of your country and the people you love so deeply. I teach at Liberty Common Elementary and have followed you through the high school's postings. You are a young woman who will go far in this life because of your heart and your passions and your love for Christ! Be well and God bless! 3 years ago

Jesse Morrill

Jesse Morrill

DONATION: $20

Good luck Bonte! 3 years ago

Tyler Schultz and family

Tyler Schultz and family

DONATION: $100

3 years ago