I'm racing for Maria!

Maria and I are racing 12 kilometers in support of girls education. Any money we raise goes directly to Daraja Academy in Kenya and Maria's education. Thank you for your help! or as they say in Kenya, ASANTE SANA!

Maria's Story

Maria is from Laikipia. Her family raises a few goats, and her father also works at a nearby factory. Their home is in a simple, traditional style with a cow dung floor and a thatch roof. She is the oldest of 4, and as the oldest she was responsible for much of the chores at home. One of her chores was fetching water from the river just over a mile away. When the river is dry, the community has no water; and when the river is overly full, they can’t cross it to get to places like school. Maria enjoyed primary school but was often told to go home, sometimes even chased away, because she couldn’t afford school fees. She said that it’s painful to see other people learning when you’re not. She is so grateful for Daraja and the great education she’s receiving now. Her favorite thing about Daraja is the love and unity on campus. She enjoys science class and someday wants to be a nurse.

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My Supporters

  • Adam For a very good and imortant cause. In memory of Kash. Adam and Leslie 3 weeks ago $250.00
  • Debra-Lou Thanks for supporting her education. 3 weeks ago $50.00
  • Leon 4 weeks ago $100.00
  • Tish In memory of my adorable Kash!!! She was my angel & inspiration here on earth & she is truly my Angel in Heaven! 4 weeks ago $500.00
  • Jackie Our very best to you and Maria 4 weeks ago
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  • Tish In memory of my adorable Kash!!! She was my angel & inspiration here on earth & she is truly my Angel in Heaven! 4 weeks ago $500.00
  • Adam For a very good and imortant cause. In memory of Kash. Adam and Leslie 3 weeks ago $250.00
  • Ron Breaks my heart that Maria was turned away from school for lack of funds. 4 weeks ago $120.00
  • Leon 4 weeks ago $100.00
  • Glynda-Lee I've been donating to this school every month since Kash's memoriam was established. I'm so glad she founded her fund before she left the planet so we can carry on her legacy. 4 weeks ago $100.00
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