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Weʼre raising £500 to to support as many young women as possible and give them a chance for a better life!

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Welcome to our Justgiving page and thank you for your interest in our project (for the German version, please scroll down)!

We are a mother (Marlies) and a daughter (Franziska) team, and our goal is to walk 250km from Porto (Portugal) to Santiago de Compostela (Spain) in order to raise money for a small charity in Bolivia. The challenge means that we will walk between 20 and 30km per day for 10 days and our target is to raise at least £500. We know with your support we can smash this goal!

To give you some background about the charity and why it means a lot to us:

After retirement, Marlies, a graduate fashion designer by profession, started her journey of volunteering, where she spent around three months at a time in different countries, supporting small local charities. Her first trip was to India where she taught local women to sew in order to make a living for themselves and their children. She also helped in Peru, in a local foster home, and in South Africa in residential home for the elderly.

A fourth project Marlies has volunteered on, and the one which we are asking for your help support today, is a home for "young" mothers in Bolivia. In the town Santa Cruz de la Sierra in Bolivia, she supported a local charity, "Casa de Madres", where young mothers (between 10 and 18 years old; often pregnant from abuse) can find shelter and hope of a future. When they find out that they are pregnant, they often get kicked out from their families and are no longer allowed to attend local schools.

The house not only gives them a roof over their heads, it teaches them to cook, wash and sew (thanks to Marlies), and it also allows them to finish their schooling. Some of the girls that Marlies met during her time there have managed to finish their final secondary-school examinations thanks to this support. We also want to help two sisters (Selma and Cristina) to keep going with their project and help as many young woman as possible.

With every step we take towards Santiago we hope to be able to support as many young women as possible and give them a chance for a better life!

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Herzlichen Wilkommen auf unserer Justgiving Seite und vielen Dank fuer euer Interesse in unser Projekt!
Wir sind ein Team aus Mutter (Marlies) und Tochter (Franziska) und versuchen zusammen Geld fuer ein soziales Projekt in Bolivien zu sammeln. Dafuer wollen wir innerhalb von 10 Tagen 250km von Porto (Portugal) nach Santiago de Compostela (Spanien) laufen. Das bedeutete fuer uns, dass wir taeglich zwischen 20 und 30 km zuruecklegen muessen. Unser Ziel ist es, mindestens 500 Pfund fuer unsere Freunde in Bolivian zu sammeln.
Aber vielleicht sollten wir euch ein wenig mehr zu dem Projekt erzaehlen:
Alles begann, als Marlies, diplomierte Schneidermeisterin für Damenmode, nach ihrem Renteneintritt anfing sich in sozialen Projekten zu angagieren. Unter anderem arbeitete sie in Projeken in Indien-Jodhpur, wo sie Frauen das Naehen beibrachte um ihre Familie ernaehren zu koennen, Peru- Nasca wo sie in einem Weisenhaus arbeitete und, Südafrika, wo sie sich in einem Altersheim angagierte.
Nun zu dem Projekt, dass uns am meisten am Herzen liegt:
Marlies arbeitete fuer 3 Monate in einer kleinen, lokalen Wohltatigkeitsorganisation in Santa Cruz de la Sierra in Bolivien wo unschuldig Kindermütter (oft missbraucht) Zuflucht finden koennen. Die jüngste Mutter zu der Zeit war 12 Jahre alt und hatte ein Baby mit drei Monaten.
Unter der liebe- und verantwortungsvollen Leitung von Schwester Selma und Schwerster Cristina lernen mindestens 12 junge Mütter alles, was zum Haushalt gehört: Backen und Kochen und dann eben auch noch Nähen. Mit Eintritt der Schwangerschaft ist es diesen jungen Frauen nicht mehr erlaubt, die normale Schule zu besuchen. Der Aufenthalt in der Casa de Madres sorgt für Nachhilfe und Weiterschulung.
Eines dieser „Zeit-Kinder“ von Marlies, Guadelupe braucht ein wenig finanzielle Unterstützung: sie hat trotz Kind ihr Abitur geschafft und will nun Jura studieren.
Unser Project ist es, Schritt für Schritt auf unserem Weg nach Santiago de Compostela, diese jungen Frauen zu unterstützen und so vielen wie moeglich ein besseres Leben zu ermoeglichen.

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    • Stuart Boardman

      Stuart Boardman

      Aug 16, 2018

      Best of luck Franziska, a very worthy cause.

      £10.00

    • J.Rave

      J.Rave

      Aug 16, 2018

      Me encanta este proyecto. Mucho animo y mucha perseverancia.

      £20.00

    • diana reisgies baez

      diana reisgies baez

      Aug 15, 2018

      This is a great cause to support and Marlie's volunteering journey is admirable. Thank you for doing this together and for your help in making a difference!

      £10.00

    • Nick Hargrave

      Nick Hargrave

      Aug 13, 2018

      Sounds a wonderful thing to do and for such a heart rending cause...Take Compeed and Ibuprofen!Take careNick

      £20.00

    • Estela Velasco

      Estela Velasco

      Aug 13, 2018

      Well done Franziska & Mum!, What a good way to spend time together and help others at the same time!. Please show us pics of "El Camino" xx

      £10.00

    • Marcos Cachero

      Marcos Cachero

      Aug 13, 2018

      Great initiative. Hope you both enjoy the experience.

      £20.00

    • chris danusiar

      chris danusiar

      Aug 12, 2018

      I am proud of you and pleased to support you and your mum's long walk!Peace-cd

      £30.00

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