Meet Upendo

 
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“Without the help of MADNow, I wouldn’t be in school. I would be married with children as a teenager.”

- Upendo

 

Upendo’s Story

Upendo was born in 1999 and raised in the village called Same. Her mother's name was Stella and her father's name was Elliabu. Both of Upendo's parents died when she was very young. Upendo is the youngest of four children and has three brothers. Her best experience with MADNow was going to the TPC sugar factory for an educational trip to learn how a local business operates. Upendo's name means "Love" in Swahili and she is full of it! Upendo is always smiling and laughing. She enjoys swimming and history is one of her favorite subjects. She wants to visit Idaho one day to see where Mama Theresa was born. 

Upendo is very mature for her age and would like to be a doctor when she grows up! Her dream for her country is to be able to care for and educate other children like her in Tanzania. She is currently attending St. Theresa of Calcuta in Same, where she will graduate from secondary school in 2019. She plans to attend college next to become a doctor and is expected to graduate in 2024.

Read Upendo's Blog and check the Student Progress Report for updates on her grades, recent activities, items she received from MAD, and goals for the future.


Sponsorship Provides

 
 

Consider helping Upendo achieve her dreams by sponsoring her!

Our goal is to help all of our students complete either a bachelors degree or technical program of their choice, so that they will not only survive, but thrive in life. Due to the added cost of continuing education our students often need assistance from multiple sponsors.


 

Yearly Sponsorship

Full sponsorship of $2,000 includes:

  • Sponsorship of the child of your choice.

  • Profile of your chosen child. – Skype update from your sponsored child each month. *Calls must be scheduled in advance.

  • One letter every six months.

  • Updates from the child on their personal blog.

Partial Sponsorship of $400 includes:

  • Profile of your chosen child.

  • Skype update from your sponsored child.

  • One letter every year.

  • Updates from the child on their personal blog.

Monthly Sponsorship

Full sponsorship of $170 includes:

  • Sponsorship of the child of your choice.

  • Profile of your chosen child. – Skype update from your sponsored child each month. *Calls must be scheduled in advance.

  • One letter every six months.

  • Updates from the child on their personal blog.

Partial sponsorship of $35 includes:

  • Profile of your chosen child.

  • Skype update from your sponsored child.

  • One letter every year.

  • Updates from the child on their personal blog.