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Marie is a 32-year-old mother of 5 children who lives in Gbobayee, Liberia and has never been to school.  She is the neighbor of one of our students, Naomie, who was disowned by her father when the mother was pregnant with her. Naomie’s mother dropped her off to her father’s parents saying: “Your son doesn’t want the child and I don’t have any way to support a child. I don’t want to hurt her. She’s yours”.  It’s been about 1 year since Naomie’s mother dropped her off to her grandparents.  During our Girl Power Africa’s field monitoring and evaluation in February 2020, we discovered that Naomie was practically dying from starvation and was very malnourished. When we asked Naomie who can help her to find food and water to take bath, she told our Girl Power Africa’s team: “My grandma and Ma Marie, the woman who live by us. She good to me. She can give me food sometime. She can do my hair and get me water to take bath sometime”.  Due to Marie’s generosity, our supporters raised funds to empower Marie with a business to continue feeding Naomie. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, Marie will be selling bread.

Here is a link to Naomie’s story (S392-GBO):

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