Helena is fully funded for 2018, as well as for the current funding year.

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Raised $630 from 2 donors Needs $0

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 $630
  • Tuition And Supplies
    $265
  • Food
    $365
  • Tuition & School Supplies
    $0
  • Transportation
    $0
  • Tuition
    $0

Helena's Funding history

Year Grade Receipt Status
2019 Grade 11
2018 Grade 10
2017 Grade 9
2016 Grade 8

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I have been reading the news about the terrible storm in Mozambique on Thursday, March 14th, and am very concerned for your safety. It sounds like your area was badly affected. You are in my prayers.
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
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