We did it! In two months we successfully secured scholarships for over 100 girls in Mozambique! We reached (and even surpassed!) our goal of providing school fees, books, uniforms, backpacks, and transportation to 100 vulnerable girls so that they will be able to get an education in Mozambique!
When the floods came and destroyed my house and all of my belongings, Peace Corps wanted to send me home or to a new site up north. I didn't want to leave my community-- I had spent a year learning their language and getting to know their culture. I spent time creating programs in the community and I didn't want them to be abandoned.
I had been talking with a lot a people back in Mozambique lately and they told me that the situation got worse. I knew that they were experiencing a drought and that food prices were on the rise, but they had always laughed and played it off like things would change and everything would be ok. This time it was different. I could tell that they were worried about tomorrow.