I'm running with Asha!

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

Asha is from Moyale and is the 2nd of 8 children. In her village, girls were often seen as inferior, an attitude that Asha wants to help change. Her village also sits 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) from the nearest water source. Because her family was in such dire economic circumstances, Asha’s parents tried to marry her off 3 different times starting when Asha was in 6th grade. Each time, Asha got help from extended family who supported her resistance. The head teacher at her primary school found out about Daraja and helped Asha apply. She is thinking about becoming a teacher someday, so she can help other girls the way she was helped—she wants to be an ambassador of girls education. In the meantime, Asha’s favorite subject is math. She enjoys reading and playing volleyball, and she loves a good adventure. Her advice to girls is that even when you pass through difficulties, never give up.

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  • Eric Pick em up and put em down! May 2019
  • Anonymous donation from bake sale! April 2019 $40.00
  • Ruth Ann Go Mahala! Nice work - very meaningful! April 2019 $52.50
  • Meredith Go Mahala! April 2019 $15.00
  • Anonymous April 2019 $30.00
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  • Karen and Dave So proud of you Mahala. Enjoy your run! April 2019 $120.00
  • chennekatu April 2019 $105.00
  • Anonymous April 2019 $60.00
  • Ruth Ann Go Mahala! Nice work - very meaningful! April 2019 $52.50
  • Anonymous donation from bake sale! April 2019 $40.00
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