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October 2022


Olinkeh was promoted to second grade and is looking forward to a new school year.  Her favorite subject is spelling. Olinkeh is a big help to her father by assisting with fetching water, cooking, and laundry – which are not small tasks. Access to water is limited in villages like Lugbeyee.  One has to walk to a nearby creek or flowing stream to fetch water in a bucket and head tote it back to their house.   Sponsored by: Lori Fischer Hall 

October 2019


Meet Olinkeh, who has been generously sponsored by Frederick & Bulleh Norkeh. She is 10 years old and is in K-2 this year. Olinkeh lives in Lugbeyee, Liberia with her father. Olinkeh’s father was in a car accident from which he became paralyzed and has been unable to work to support his family.  She hopes to be a writer when she grows up.

Photos of Olinkeh Throughout The School Years:

*The roads leading to Lugbeyee are in extremely poor condition. They consist of dirt roads that are often muddy, particularly during the rainy season, and bridges constructed from wooden blocks. Whenever we visit, we typically encounter challenges such as getting stuck in the mud, having to push the car out, and requiring everyone to exit the vehicle to cross the bridge while hoping to make it safely across.*