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Recipient: Noel – Age 18

Empowered by: Monica Engel

Noel was in the 10 grade when she got seriously sick. After going to different hospitals trying to on figure out what was wrong with her. Her father who was her supporter depleted his little savings (When I asked how much was that she wasn’t sure but thinks it was around 12,000LD which is about $135 USD). Luckily for Noel, they found out it was jaundice. The bad news was that the only treatment that she needed was to drink snake juice…. yep, you read it right… snake juice! (I guess for survival…tough decision… but I would). It’s been 2 months since then and she’s feeling much better. The only thing is, there is no money for her to pay for her test taking fees at her school (test taking fees… I’m so glad that I went to school in America!). So, she had to drop out. Noel wants to work now so she would be prepared for the next school year. These are photos of Noel receiving her new supply of selling goods to now be able to successfully start her very own business.