A Sister's Village

$5,685 of $75k goal

Raised by 31 people in 23 months
Melinda Clement-Hall
on behalf of African Millennium Foundation
 ALTADENA, CA


Hi and thanks for stopping by my page!  My name is Naria and I'm 14 years old. I think that I am a simple kid. I enjoy hanging out with friends, playing volleyball, reading and watching television.  My life is pretty easy. My biggest fear use to be math class but, that all changed when I met Bibiana and Tindi. Through them, I learned that there are kids who have live in a REAL fear daily. Bibiana and Tindi, are sisters from Tanzania that just happen to be albino. In parts of Africa, like Tanzania, people with albinism are hunted and their body parts sold for thousands of dollars by witch doctors, devil worshipers and even family members. Bibiana was attacked by an intruder while sleeping, shortly after burying her father. The intruder cut off her right leg above the knee and two fingers from her right hand, then fled leaving Bibiana to die. Tindi, was a witness to the brutal attack on her sister. Both Bibiana and Tindi lived in the hospital for 11 months afraid of returning to their village.

Through generous contributions, the African Millennium Foundation brought Bibiana and Tindi to Los Angeles were Bibiana will be given a new prosthetic leg. Now, I have found out that my friends will have to return to Tanzania in about 3 months. They will be back to living in fear, back to walking the streets with body guards, and back to a sheltered life. I don't want my friends to go back to having to live like this, so I've started a campaign called “A Sister's Village”. I need to raise $75,000 to help put Bibiana and Tindi into a boarding school in America. Here they will be able to live, not just survive or even risk being murdered by devil worshipers or witch doctors in Tanzania.

Bibiana has a dream of becoming a lawyer or a judge so that these hunters can be brought to justice and prosecuted, and Tindi wants to be a singer or a fashion designer. It takes a village to make a change! And my sisters need your help! As an ambassador of the African Millennium Foundation I’m asking that you join me in making Bibiana and Tindi's dream a reality and bring awareness to a world of unknown.
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Update 4
Posted by Naria Slann
7 months ago
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LA Times News Article about Bibiana and Tindi. Link Below:

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-albino-sisters-adv-snap-story.html
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Update 3
Posted by Naria Slann
7 months ago
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We are beyond excited that Bibiana and Tindi have been granted asylum!! Thank you all for your help. Our appreciation cannot be expressed through words. We are forever grateful!
We are forever grateful! Thank you all!
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Update 2
Posted by Naria Slann
12 months ago
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Thanks to the Los Angeles Times for writing about Bibiana and Tindi's story. In this article, take a closer look into their lives since moving from Tanzania to LA: hospital visits, ballet, tutoring, and working endlessly to stop the killings of other individuals with Albinism.

We want to thank everyone who has contributed to our cause and know that any donation, no matter how small, can make a difference in Bibiana and Tindi's lives to pursue a higher education. Every donation is a step towards promoting our cause and ending the killings of individuals with Albinism in Africa. Thank-you!
LA Times Article about our girls!
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Update 1
Posted by Naria Slann
21 months ago
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Los Angeles FOX 11 News covered Bibiana and Tindi's story! Please check out their story here:
http://www.myfoxla.com/story/29448391/albino-teen-voodoo
FOX 11 News Los Angeles
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$5,685 of $75k goal

Raised by 31 people in 23 months
Created May 1, 2015
Melinda Clement-Hall  
on behalf of African Millennium Foundation
EB
$50
Elena Babakhanyan
8 months ago
A1
$8
anonymous 1
10 months ago
$10
Sarah Yadegari
10 months ago

Very moved by your cause! Wishing you all the best!

KM
$750
KATHLEEN MARSH
11 months ago

Love, Katie, Stephen and Leo

DO
$200
David and Andrea Ozeran
12 months ago
CP
$2,000
CCH Pounder
15 months ago(Offline Donation)
CR
$200
Christina Ricucci
17 months ago

May God give you strength and courage in the face of this terrible attack and the evil which caused it. You are 2 sisters with a beautiful spirit!

$10
Anonymous
17 months ago
$50
Anonymous
17 months ago
$200
Anonymous
17 months ago
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