My dear brother Benard from Musembe, Kenya, needs our support. In 2013 I was honoured to work and live with this gentleman in Akko, Israel, and his purity of heart, his love, his genuine happiness and beautiful approach to team-work have inspired me ever since we met; many of you might have actually heard me share some stories about him.
Now, Benard has been studying Finance at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology with the aim to be of benefit to society. However, he is currently off uni this semester due to financial constraints/school fees and its his genuine wish to proceed with his studies as from January 2018 onwards to complete the remaining 3 semesters of his degree.
The situation concerning study-fee payment became worse after his dad - the main earner of the family - passed away end of July this year. It was then, when the family decided that priority regarding funds should be given to the younger sisters to finish their high school degrees.
Each of the 3 remaining semesters will cost 70.000 Kenyan shillings which are approximately 583€ per semester (x3 = 1749€). Additionaly, the debt for the past semester (May through August) amounts to ~495 Euros meaning he couldn´t clear the fees for that semester. Summing together all amounts and considering the fees that GoFundMe receives, we would have to raise ~2452€.
Some people have already contacted me, as they would like to donate the money directly to me to avoid the fees that GoFundMe gets; in that case please just write me a personal email with the amount you would like to give and I will adjust the target here in the campaign.
Surely a significant amount; however, I believe that Benard is a soul that will continue to serve humanity to his best ability and he will surely find ways to pay the favor forward to other people in the future once he has finished his degree! The first ~1100€ would enable Benard already to go back to uni in January!! The way it works is that I will collect the money in his name as Kenyan accounts are not covered by GoFundMe and then either transfer it to his uni directly or transfer it to Benard via TransferWise.
The past days I have reflected about how fortunate I was that my family provided me with the means to study and feel its only right to enable others to have the same opportunity. Benard has kindly allowed me to set up this campaign for him.
Thanks for your support; let´s make it happen!
- May Talebi
- Natalie Scollo
- Willy Scherrieble