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$1,430raised of $780 target by 23 supporters

    Weʼve raised $1,430 to send Edwin, an orphan living at Watoto Wetu, to secondary school

    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Funded on Friday, 13th October 2017

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    Story

    Edwin was born in 2003 in Mwanza, Tanzania. When he was just a child, his father suddenly died. After this tragic and unexpected event, life became very difficult for Edwin's mother and her five children. His mother wasn't able to find a job and to provide food for the family. When Edwin was 7, the only choice left for him and his brothers was moving to Dar Es Salaam. His older brother sent him to a child protection centre, but unfortunately he had to go back to Mwanza because the centre was too small to accomodate him.

    When he came back home, his mother got seriously sick and could not take care of her children anymore. When his oldest brother also lost his job, Edwin was forced to find a job to earn the money needed to provide food for the family and the medical treatment for his mother.

    At the early age of 8, Edwin was cleaning boats and selling fish. At the end of 2011, he left Mwanza with the hope for a better future and went back to Dar Es Salaam. His brother brought him to the orphanage Watoto Wetu, where he is currently living.

    Edwin is now 14 and he is attending his first year of Secondary School. Unfortunately, both his family and the orphanage can't sponsor his education and, if Edwin doesn't find a sponsor, he will be forced to leave school. Without completing Secondary School, he will never be able to find a paid enough job, which will allow him to support his family and to pay for his mother's medical expenses.

    What Edwin needs the most is someone to support his education, as even government schools in Tanzania are not free. His needs for 1 year are:

    1. 668$ for the school fee (this amount includes shelter and 3 meals for day)

    2. 45$ for his school uniform

    3. 67$ for his public transport to go back and forth from school

    In total, Edwin needs 780$ to get education for one year. Edwin, Watoto Wetu and all of us will be extremly grateful if you can help him with any donations you can give. Even a small amount can make a massive difference in his life. If you want more information about him or the orphanage, please feel free to ask myself or Laura.

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    • Christina Gaisbauer9 months ago
      Christina Gaisbauer

      Christina Gaisbauer

      9 months ago

      Thank you very much to everyone who has already donated, we really appreciate your help! We have amost reached half the target, please keep helping!

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    9 months ago

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    Page last updated on: 10/13/2017 2:03 PM

    Supporters

    23

    • Sabine Pree  Oma Katzing :-)

      Sabine Pree Oma Katzing :-)

      Oct 13, 2017

      $25.00

    • Familie Aiglesberger

      Familie Aiglesberger

      Sep 21, 2017

      $71.50

    • Familie Manzenreiter

      Familie Manzenreiter

      Sep 20, 2017

      $178.00

    • Johanna und Hans

      Johanna und Hans

      Sep 20, 2017

      $95.00

    • Karin Pilz

      Karin Pilz

      Sep 19, 2017

      $119.00

    • Kathi Hess

      Kathi Hess

      Sep 19, 2017

    • Melanie Pfeifer

      Melanie Pfeifer

      Sep 19, 2017

      $35.80

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    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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