I'm running with Martha!

Martha and I are running on opposite sides of the world in support of girls education. Any money we raise goes directly to Daraja Academy in Kenya and Martha's education. Thank you for your help! or as they say in Kenya, ASANTE SANA!

Martha is from Marsabit County. When she and her 6 siblings became orphans, they went to live with their grandparents. Martha’s grandpa was a farmer who was able to pay for three of the children to go to some school before he passed away, leaving the family without any income. When her grandpa died, Martha had 2 school uniforms that she took special care of so she could wear them all the way through 8th grade. Sadly, she still sometimes got teased for wearing her old, tattered dresses. What made school even more difficult was that Martha kept getting sent home because she couldn’t afford the required textbooks. But Martha didn’t give up! She excelled academically and earned a well-deserved place at Daraja Academy. She loves the culture of unity and respect at Daraja. Her favorite subject is math, and in her free time she enjoys reading novels. When she grows up, Martha wants to become a doctor because rural communities like hers have very limited access to medical care.

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  • Janeen June 2019 $52.50
  • Rebecca What a fantastic cause. June 2019
  • Anonymous June 2019 $100.00
  • Robin June 2019 $60.00
  • Janet Jeff, I love that you're supporting Daraja! Thank you for doing this. Hope to see you again this fall -- Shirley says you may be coming up. June 2019 $120.00
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  • Jeff April 2019 $250.00
  • Janet Jeff, I love that you're supporting Daraja! Thank you for doing this. Hope to see you again this fall -- Shirley says you may be coming up. June 2019 $120.00
  • Shirley May 2019 $120.00
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  • Pat May 2019 $105.00
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