Each morning, I wake up at 5:30 am, make sure there is breakfast for my 16 member family, then I walk with 4 of my orphan-no-more daughters to town. It takes about 35 minutes to get to town. They board a public vehicle that drives them 30 minutes to the foot of a hill, of which on top, their school is located. Then they walk for another 45 minutes uphill to the school. School starts at 7:30 am and ends at 5:pm.
I am proud of them.
See, when they were younger, before moving in our home six and a half years ago, they didn't have parents to pay the school fees for their education. They missed a lot of school. They understand the privilege it is to get an education, and I am so very proud of them. They do not complain that it takes 2 hours, mostly on foot, to get to their school, and yet another 2 to get back home. Instead, they diligently do it every day.
I walk with them as far as I can, then turn around and walk back home. My walk is only 1 hour and 10 minutes. Do I HAVE to do it? No. I do it for many reasons, but the main reasons are that I enjoy my morning chats bonding with them, and I don't want to require that they do something I am not willing to do myself. So, we do it together.
Bringing these girls a future and a hope is not always easy. But they put forth effort to change their lives as well.
If you are a financial supporter of what we do, we all thank you. My girls are grateful and give back with energy, hope, and desire to persue their dreams...