Children
 Kenya
Project #6506

School Fees for AIDS Orphans

by American Foundation for Children with AIDS
Vetted
Oct 31, 2012

Benson's Story

Benson and me at his house
Benson and me at his house

I first met Benson seven years ago, when he was 11 years old. Now, a young man of 18, he has finished high school and is aiming to attend classes so he can become a mechanic.  I am so very, very proud of Benson!  He is HIV+, but has never allowed that diagnosis to stop him from achieving his dreams. 

We sat down together this summer to chat about dreams and aspirations.  We were in his house in a corner of a slum in Kenya.  There, he smiled and told me that he is good with his hands and that he can fix just about anything.  He wants to put that ability to work as a mechanic so he can earn some money to support himself.  He dreams of owning his own place one day, of getting married, of getting out of the slums.  He quickly told me that he doesn't want to marry anytime soon, though...he knows that will slow him down at this time and he simply wants to be responsible and to have a little money saved before he makes a commitment of that type.

The reason I am telling you about Benson is that he finished school thanks to you and your donations.  He is looking forward to a good future as an educated young man because of you.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

We can't say that enough, as you've just changed the course of a person's history!

On Benson's behalf,

tanya

Links:

Comments:

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

American Foundation for Children with AIDS

Location: Harrisburg, PA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.AFCAids.org
Project Leader:
tanya weaver
Harrisburg, PA United States
$5,484 raised of $10,000 goal
 
 
92 donations
$4,516 to go
Donate Now Add Project to Favorites

Help raise money for this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page for this project.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter
WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.