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Girlie's Education

Girlie is a 13-year-old girl living in Digos City, Philippines. She lost her mother to illness, and her father is unable to provide for their large family, so Girlie and her sister Leah were sent to the Haven of Hope Orphanage. She is studying at Holy Cross Academy this school year so she can become a teacher or a nurse when she grows up.

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Girls' Voices: Fabiola Calix

Fabiola Calix is a 15-year-old living in Matènwa, Haiti. Her mother is an embroiderer and her father is a mechanic. The oldest of three siblings, she enjoys playing the role of biggest sister in her family. Her favorite hobby is reading and she is grateful to have the opportunity to gain more knowledge at school. Fabiola loves the community of Matènwa, but struggles with the fact that some people have to cut down trees to make charcoal for a living. Her investment in the local community is obvious—when she grows up, she wants to stay in Matènwa as a nurse to make sure others can live healthier lives.

100% of your donation goes directly to Friends of Matènwa, Inc. as a grant for Fabiola's school fees, education materials, and a daily hot breakfast.

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