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              07-02-2017


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America! She owes a total of $6,859 that she will have to start re-paying in monthly installment.

Hi, thanks for taking the time to visit my page!
My name is Kristina, and I currently live in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I moved here just about 2 months ago. Before that, I lived in Atlanta, GA and had the awesome privilege to work with a family from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (a large country in central Africa) for over a year. Mariam and her 7 children came as refugees to the United States in October 2015 after living in a refugee camp in Uganda for 10 years. Mariam and her older children fled the horrible violence of a civil war that has been going on in her country for nearly 20 years. Her younger children had never known life outside a camp, let alone life in their home country. As you can imagine, access to school and healthcare was quite limited in the camp. But I am thrilled to say that after just one year, her children are doing well in school and chattering away in English! And despite persistent health issues, and not being able to speak English herself, Mariam has prevailed, and works 40 hours a week to support her family as a single mother. But this is where I need to ask for help. The refugee resettlement process in the U.S. is far from perfect, and the biggest problem for Mariam is that she is now at the stage where she has to begin repaying for her family's airfare to the U.S. Quite literally, there are NO FREE RIDES to America! She owes a total of $6,859 that she will have to start re-paying in monthly installments of $428.97 beginning next month. For a single mom already struggling to make ends meet, this is an impossible asking. I can't even afford an additional $428.97 a month in my budget and I have zero children. Please help me to lessen Mariam's load! Let's make at least this one bill go away for her! I put $7,000 as m

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    Hi, thanks for taking the time to visit my page!
    My name is Kristina, and I currently live in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I moved here just about 2 months ago. Before that, I lived in Atlanta, GA and had the awesome privilege to work with a family from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (a large country in central Africa) for over a year. 

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$ 500 GOAL

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2 Volunteers

  •          Lisa Goodman

              28-03-2017


  •          Lucia Hull

              07-02-2017


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