My name is Linda. I am 25 years old. I live in Kenya and I am a mom to a two year old baby girl.
I decided to start a fundraiser to help fulfill my dream of studying Msc International Development at University of Bath in the UK. Studying this particular course will help build a strong foundation for pursuing a career in Humanitarian aid work, Community Work and Refugee work which are all areas I am really passionate about.
My journey started back in College where I did my undergraduate studies. I studied Social Work and through engaging in community projects in my local community, I realized that is a field that was really close to my heart because I volunteered for Children's Homes, worked in a hospital as an attachee and as an intern at athe project that helped young girls to stay in school and transition. I felt that in order to have a deeper meaningful impact in the society, It was important for me to get the necessary skills and training and I would do this by studying and getting involved.
I applied to University last year (2019), but unfortunately, due to financial reasons, even after getting my offer letter, I was not able to go study.
I have not given up. I believe in the power of my dreams. This year, I applied once again to the University of Bath and I believe that with your help, I will study and come back here in Kenya to do what I was meant to do. I will come back to prove to young girls that as long as you believe in yourself and your dreams, you can achieve anything. And as a single mom, I believe this will be a testimony to all young single moms that we can do it for ourselves and our little ones.