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Weʼre raising £270 to Pay for one year of Brenda's school fees. This will allow her to be educated and safe and will stop her from being cut (FGM) and sold.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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65 days to go

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Last week a friend of mine asked me if I could do anything to save a girl. When she told me the story of Brenda, my heart sank, all I could think was how enormously precious my own daughter is to us and how can someone sell their daughter and make her go through female mutilation. Of course it is a different culture (Brenda lives in a remote place in Kenya) but I still struggle with the whole thing. Anyway, straight away I said "Yes, I will do it" no matter what. We can't save every person in the world, but I can make a difference to this girl's life. That is a start.
So, here I am, asking for your help to raise £270 to pay for one year of Brenda's education and safety.
I have already started fundraising. I am hoping to raise the £270 by the end of December so any help will be greatly appreciated.
Brenda is a 15 year old girl from Kenya. She is part of a big family (5 wives and 40 children). Next month she is due to be sold in order for her family to get the money to educate some of the boys. She will be cut (FGM) during "cutting season" -Nov/Dec and then sold.
Brenda was able to attend Ortum Girls school where she did really well and showed she is quick at learning.
Due to lack of funds she had to return home. Her mother tried to get the funding together to keep her in the school and save her from being sold but couldn't manage to do so.

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  • Eleonora Drago

    Eleonora Drago

    a month ago

    Eleonora Drago

    Thank you Helen! Xxx Well over the half way line now :-) so happy... Watch this space, we will get there by the end of the year! Got a stall at the school Christmas Fair with all proceed going towards Brenda. Feeling extremely positive :-)

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  • Eleonora Drago

    Eleonora Drago

    2 months ago

    Eleonora Drago

    Well, we are nearly half way there!!! There is £132 in the kitty already from cash donations. I feel really positive and excited :-) Thank you again!!!

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    Eleonora Drago

    2 months ago

    Eleonora Drago

    Thank you Mel, Mariana and Louise! Thank you Alison for all the change. That is a cracking start!!!!!

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  • Helen

    Helen

    Oct 19, 2016

    I agree that we can't help all the girls in the world at threat from FGM, but I'd like to make a difference to one person's life.

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Eleonora Drago

Eleonora Drago

Lancaster, United Kingdom

I am a "normal" (as my son says) mum of 2. I work part time and volunteer part time. I enjoy spending time with my kids, going to spiritual retreats, cooking (and eating!) and helping others.

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