Badass mom tip #1 — Make It Work
The financial struggles still continue for Dora, but because United Hearts operates with a different mentality — one based off community support and engagement — she is able to delay payments when she can’t afford school fees. (School fees are $5/trimester, Dora’s income is about $10/month). Now, Eric and Beatrice are enrolled at United Hearts and come home in the evenings bursting with stories to tell about the lessons they’ve learned instead of pocket change to help buy the sugar they were missing.
“If they go to school, if they follow what they’re taught and keep learning, they will never be able to say that someone has kept them from getting an education. For that, I’m willing to make some sacrifices.”
Thanks to individuals like Sofo Elisha and his team, community organizations are being created to make up for a lack of support and are affording mothers like Dora the opportunity to find a way to make some sweet, sweet lemonade with what she’s been given. I can’t imagine what that tastes like.
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Help us invest in the next generation with one of the most powerful resources available — a quality education.