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£915raised of £6,000 target by 34 supporters

    Weʼve raised £915 to build a girls' simple hostel in Mtendere, Malawi so that they can attend school and be safe at night.

    Location
    Godalming, United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Wednesday, 8th February 2017

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    I've just returned from a Trustees' visit to Malawi for Angels International. The charity as always have so much to achieve there for the rural hospitals, so I want to build this hostel with you, my friends.
    It's for teenage girls, who passionately want to attend school, but live too far from the school to make the journey everyday. At the moment they are sleeping anywhere - by the side of the roads, in deserted huts, anywhere they can. The sisters at the local convent have let them stay in an old hut in their compound, but the roof is collapsing, they have no water nearby and nowhere to cook. I went to talk to them. Many live over 3 hours walk away. Their parents have no money to pay for them to stay near their school. It's extremely dangerous for these teenage girls to have no safe refuge at night. It makes them incredibly vulnerable. All they want is to be educated. Please help me keep the girls safe.
    £6,000 isn't a huge amount if you think about the difference it can make. And when these girls have finished school, others will take their place. What an achievement to say we as group built this hostel!

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    • Karen Roberts

      Karen Roberts

      5 months ago

      Karen Roberts

      I am so grateful to everyone who has donated. Thanks so much to friends of Em, Sam and Ben and to anyone who has shared the page. I've also had money donated in person, so thank you, thank you, thank you. Please keep sharing as it would be great to be able to start building the hostel straight after the rainy season in Malawi next spring. PS Melissa, I'm Sam's mum - he was at school with Guy. xxx

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    • Karen Roberts

      Karen Roberts

      6 months ago

      Karen Roberts

      Thanks so much to all who have donated so far. We can do it! The best bit is that once the hostel is built, girls will be able to stay in it for years to come, so its an investment into the future. A huge thanks to all of you and if you haven't already, please share with YOUR friends. Karen x

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    34

    • Dan Risch

      Dan Risch

      Jan 21, 2017

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 21, 2017

      £30.00

    • emily and aaron

      emily and aaron

      Nov 10, 2016

      BUILD THE HOSTEL BEFORE HE BUILDS THE WALL

      £30.00

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    Karen Roberts

    Karen Roberts

    Godalming, United Kingdom

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