I'm running with Margaret!

Margaret 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 Margaret's education. Thank you for your help! or as they say in Kenya, ASANTE SANA!

Margaret is from a village called Jikaze where the best water source is a nearby swamp. Margaret is the 2nd of 4 children. Unfortunately, her older sister has long-term health problems that require a lot of medical attention, draining the family’s resources. Her parents work odd jobs on farms nearby, which means they are sometimes gone for up to a week at a time. Margaret got used to acting as a parent to her siblings. Whenever she was sent home from school because she couldn’t pay school fees, Margaret would work in the fields until she could pay what was owed. Now that she is at Daraja, she loves it! She especially appreciates her teachers who she calls “encouraging and loving.” Her favorite subject is Biology, and in her free time she likes to bake. When she grows up she either wants to start a catering business or become a flight attendant. When asked what advice she’d give to other girls, she said, “They should realize they are the changemakers of their family, community, nation, and the whole world.”

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