I'm racing for Doreen!

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

Doreen's Story

Doreen is from Nyandarua county where her family lives off of their small farm. Doreen’s tasks include milking and herding the goats, fetching firewood and cooking dinner, and carrying gallons of water daily from the river. Doreen’s family has no money for luxuries, and educating a girl was beyond what her parents could afford. Culturally, it made a lot more sense to educate their sons, so they sacrificed to make sure the boys could go to high school one by one. Doreen was left without a chance of going to school until she found her way to Daraja. Now she says that she wants to help change her community’s attitude and fight for equal education for all. The hardest thing Doreen has experienced was losing her closest brother to suicide. The entire family was devastated and confused. It’s taken a lot of work for Doreen to find a way to heal from the experience. One thing Doreen knows always brings her joy is service. She is a leader in the scouting program and when she goes home on breaks, she carries water for the widows in her village.

$3,240.00

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$2,500.00

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My Supporters

  • Julie 4 days ago
  • Zahid Congrats, Nasreen and Moez. 5 days ago
  • Aliya and Ajit Well done Nasreen and Moez! Always so proud of you!! xxx Aliya and Ajit Nedungadi 5 days ago $120.00
  • Moaiz Never give up. 2 weeks ago
  • Azim Very best to the hardworking student and Congrats Moez for completing the walk. 2 weeks ago
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  • Anonymous 2 weeks ago $250.00
  • Abdul Great cause 2 weeks ago $250.00
  • Paul Thanks for all you do! 2 weeks ago $250.00
  • Robert Happy for Jane and I to donate to the Girls of Daraja 3 weeks ago $250.00
  • Penny & Greg 3 weeks ago $250.00
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