Abigael 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 Abigail's education. Thank you for your help! or as they say in Kenya, ASANTE SANA!
Abigael is from a village near Bomet. She is the 2nd of 6 children and works to help her mother earn money to feed them. Because her mom can’t find stable work, they live at their grandmother’s house. One of Abigael’s chores was to fetch water everyday from the public tap a kilometer away. She liked to wake up extra early so she could be one of the first there in the morning. Abigael always loved school, but she could rarely pay school fees. She remembers asking her mother to pay for her school fees one day and her mother said, I can pay for you to read but then what will you eat? Fortunately, the head teacher at Abigael’s primary school felt it was more important for the children to be in school than to worry about fees. She invited Abigael and her siblings to come to class even if they couldn’t pay, and it was this teacher that told Abigael to apply to Daraja. Someday, Abigael wants to become a lawyer to fight for the rights of children. She also wants to be able to bring water closer to her village.