A Sister's Village
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.
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!