This post is sponsored by CARE, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
( photos taken from CARE.org. )
CARE.org ... wow what a fantastic organization!
This is not my first time blogging about this amazing charity...and it probably won't be my be my last.
They fight poverty and empower women...as a mama of three daughters I can't help but feel a put to this organization.
I look at and talk to my own children and I can't help but see the advantage they have over those CARE.org helps. My daughter goes to school safely...has clean water to drink...and the only thing on her mind is what type of afternoon snack she is going to have when she gets home. She can change her mind daily on what she'd like to be when she grows up...some days it's a teacher...maybe a singer...a professional swimmer...she has options...and choices...and a world of possibilities at her finger tips. Girls from around the world don't have that. They face having to drop out of school due to lack of funds...or due to early marriage...CARE.org is helping make a change...helping these young ladies chose a different options at life...giving them a fighting chance...which will not only help them...but trickle down to help future generations.
This is Mary and THIS is her story:
I like school because… It will make me reach my goal
To be successful I will… try my best to work hard
My biggest challenges… Sometimes I lack school fees
Education inspires me to… To be a hard-working journalist
Mary, 15, lives with her grandmother in Mukuru Kwa Reuben slums of Nairobi, Kenya. She does not know where her parents are, so she and her three siblings rely solely on their grandmother for support. She wakes up every day excited to attend school and when she isn’t in class she’s helping with household chores like washing dishes, cooking and fetching water. To be successful she knows that she has to do her best and work hard in school. Her biggest challenge is the frequent lack of money for the most basic and essential necessities – food and school fees. But still, she persists. “Education inspires me to work hard to achieve my dream of becoming a journalist,” she says.
Want to send a letter of hope to one of these young ladies? Click HERE for details.