10 April 2017

getting schooled...in a good way.

Ashley's Grandpa Tony used to say, "Money can't buy happiness, but it sure does help."

Immersing ourselves in the reality of life of the poor for three and a half years in Tanzania has shown us the joyful living that can abound despite great wealth, yet the immense challenges that stem from a life gripped by systemic poverty. 

It is said that if you educate a woman, you educate a nation. Education can be a vehicle that positions one to make the choices that will affect her life in a meaningful way. With education comes knowledge, intellect, critical thinking, self-confidence, ambition, and new opportunity. For this reason, coupled with a participatory community needs assessment, we endeavored three and a half years ago to establish an educational scholarship fund for the benefit of the young Tanzanian women and their children in our ministries at Education for Better Living Organization (EBLI) and LULU Project

Those who receive our quarterly newsletters and who have read our support page know that a significant portion of the donations received into our ministry account with Maryknoll Lay Missioners is used for educational scholarships. Now, we wish to share with you not only the scope of the impact made possible by these gifts, but also the names and faces of those you have helped.