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About

Helena was born in Sofala province. She is a very quiet girl, humble and friendly. In her free time after school, she is doing her homework and likes to play with her friends. She is orphaned of parents since she was little and then moved in with her grandmother, who took care of her until she was of school age, then ASEM helped her to attend school. In 2013, when she was 12 years old, her Granny died and she stayed living in the house together with her 18 years old cousin. For sustenance, her uncle, when able to, helps the 2 girls. The uncle has a wife with six children, and no permanent job. When the 2 girls have nothing to eat, the neighbors sometimes help them.

Where your donation goes

Total $535
  • Tuition & School Supplies
    $174
  • Food
    $225
  • Transportation
    $136

Helena's Funding history

Year Grade Receipt Status
2018 Grade 10
2017 Grade 9
2016 Grade 8

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Hi helen,
My name is rehema i am a student from ummu salama and the aim of this post is to kindly ask for friendship and to know you better so can you please tell me your life in short and your aim in future and what this do you like most.
i wish you all the best and greet all and remember that friendship is the most wonderful thing to reach to the success.
New friend,
rehema
hello, friend
My name is samwel Maganga I am a student from Tanzania .My favorites subjects are physics ,chemistry, biology and mathematics my plan for now is to get better grads than last time .How about you ?.
Thank you for your lovely letter. I was so happy to hear from you! I sent a poem in Portuguese to Deolinda, who I think is a student at your school. I hope you don't mind if I send you the same poem. I feel like a grandmother offering a cup of water and that you and she are like young travellers. It is a struggle and a long way to go still, but I am happy to reach out and ask who you are.
Viajantes

Traziam poentes e estradas
A sede do horizonte os chamava.

- A quem pertences tu?
Quem são os da tua casa?

Assim estendia nossa avó
A caneca de água ao viajante.

Here is some information about the person who wrote this poem. Conceição Lima (also known as Maria da Conceição de Deus Lima) was born in the town of Santana in São Tomé. She started writing poems as a teenager and, in 1979, at the age of nineteen, traveled to Angola where she participated in the Sixth Conference of Afro-Asian Writers. São Tomé gained independence in 1975; Lima has become a key voice among post-colonial African lusophone writers.
Dear Barbara,
Hope you had a blessed Easter. Yes, we are entering winter, but it is never freezing cold. Thank you for the effort you have done to help me. I promise I will study hard to finish school and become smart to life's challenges. I wish you to continue with your gentle heart. God bless you too.
I have access to internet once a month with the help of translation,

Thank you, and a strong hug.
Helena
Happy Easter. I hope you are enjoying school. We are moving into spring and I assume you are approaching autumn and winter.
You are now funded for 2016. Please enjoy and take advantage of another year in school. I am an old lady who is a retired music teacher. When I play concerts I make extra money which I can send to help people like you finish school. I wish you well and would love to hear from you if you are able to find a computer and internet.

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