Friday, February 06, 2015

"With a little help from my friends"

As we are preparing to head back to Kyrgyzstan in a couple weeks, I have something nagging at the back of my mind.  There is a need that always crops up at this time of the year.. Winters back is almost broken, but the school year still has a ways to go.  Many students who are trying to make it on their own, simply hit the wall this time of year. long cold winters, not eating properly because they don't have enough money for food.  small colds or the flue left untreated with week amine systems .. the list goes on.  Every year we find kids in need, and every year some how we are blessed to be able to help them.

  This year is no different.  A couple days ago we heard of a young friend of ours who is about to hit that wall .. she is behind on her dorm fees, and still has part of her tuition to pay. She is a great young lady in her fourth year, but may not make it if someone does not intervene to help .. She has been trying to get a job, any job to be able to finish school, but jobs are scarce. after four years of study, things could come crumbling down.  I have tried to shake, or ignore what I know , but it keeps nagging me, to we made some attempts to find out how much we were looking at to meet her needs without her knowing it was us, but when we had our people contact her she was too shy or embarrassed to return the call , so finally  last night  Julie contacted her directly to see what was going on. $469. thats it  $469.  Thats the amount that she is short to finish her 4th year of University.

If I had $469 I would invest in her future in a heart beat.  But I don't but what I do have is the audience and a voice that she does not have.  Like a say , she is not the only one, there are likely many others that will be on the edge of packing it in, some for a little more , and many for way less.
We would love to be able to be prepared for girls like this or others like her when we land in a few weeks .. If you would like to help us to invest in the future of some of the most amazing and brightest young minds in Kyrgyzstan, We would love your help . You can make a donation using one of the links on the right of this blog, .. in the memo , just put "scholarships"

graduation day made possible by a lot of hard work, and a little help from our friends 

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