I'm running with Esther!

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

Esther is from Samburu County in a village called Suguta. Esther is a devout Christian and has two siblings. When she completed primary school, Esther and her father negotiated an agreement–if Esther got circumcised, he would pay for her high school fees. Eager to obtain a secondary education, Esther agreed. After suffering through the physical and emotional pain of circumcision, Esther’s father broke his agreement. Instead of paying for her high school education, he began negotiations for Esther’s marriage. At that point, Esther chose to run away. Her male primary school teacher helped her overcome this trauma and introduced her to Daraja Academy. Esther is a remarkable student filled with hope and dreams for her future. Esther wants to become a doctor when she grows up. She wants to work in a hospital and provide equal and quality treatment to all patients. She says, “My vision is to get a good job and never give up on my dreams.”

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My Supporters

  • Melissa Such a critical cause, Courtney!!! May 2019 $31.50
  • Christine Good luck, Courtney! Thanks for reaching out and doing such good work! May 2019 $60.00
  • Bobby Keep up the good work, Courtney! May 2019 $30.00
  • Cindy May 2019 $40.00
  • Sarah So proud of you Courtney! Keep up the amazing and wonderful work that you do. May 2019 $15.75
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  • Christine Good luck, Courtney! Thanks for reaching out and doing such good work! May 2019 $60.00
  • Cindy May 2019 $40.00
  • Joel and Maria Wow Courtney! What a great cause! Thank you for sharing about your goals and Esther's story! God bless you with strength and perserverance as well as joy as you run in support of Esther's education and the Daraja Academy. So proud of you, too! Have fun! April 2019 $36.75
  • Melissa Such a critical cause, Courtney!!! May 2019 $31.50
  • Bobby Keep up the good work, Courtney! May 2019 $30.00
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