Presents for 6 cool kiddos

The six boys in the picture are my dear friends (Mohamed, Nur, Ahmed, Daqakne, Abshir, Ali). All of them are refugees from Somalia and live in Melkadida Refugee Camp in Ethiopia. I have known them for the past 6 months. Every Sunday, we meet, hang out, eat, and drink Mirinda together.  They love Mirinda!!

My friends are really strong. No one is above the age of 14, yet everyone of them work as cobblers in Melkadida. They repair shoes and earn less than a dollar on a good business day. They tell me  they keep about 5 cents out of the dollar for themselves so they can rent a bicycle for a 5 min ride around town. The remainder of the money, they give to their mothers. My friend Dakane (the one in blue) is mute and deaf.. Yet, he goes to school, works to support his family and you can find him signalling to others about the importance of education... He is incredible. 

My friends are AWESOME and I need your help!! I'd like to make the following purchases for them for Christmas: a bicycle each (6), school supplies, a batch of their work supplies (shoe polish, brushes etc) and clothes. 

Please consider making a contribution; I know you will. 

Thank you,
Jeny
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    • $25 
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Organizer

Jeny Pathak 
Organizer
Austin, TX
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