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Review for The Elizabeth Bowers Zambia Education Fund, Salem, OR, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered with EBZEF for about eight years. I met Beth when she was about six years old - we were in karate clas together and she was much better at it than I was! I was privileged to call her, as well as her sister and parents, my friends for many years. Her passing was a enormous loss to all of us and when Beth's mother started EBZEF, I saw that I could honor Beth by being part of this project. At first, we just raised money to send girls from Beth's village to school. Later, we saw a need for a library, secondary school and primary school, and have raised money for these projects. As a result, the girls in the village are educated, more confident, and some are even putting off marriage and children for a few years so they can finish school! This has been a remarkable undetaking and I can truly say that out of crippling loss has come life-changing opportunity for hundreds of young Zambian girls.

Role:  Volunteer