Rizia had a dream to attend graduate school and become a teacher. That dream was shattered when her family fell on hard times and her father couldn’t afford to continue her education. As a young girl she had to quit school – but that didn’t stop Rizia from pursuing her dream.
Although she was no longer in school, she didn’t give up on teaching. Rizia started holding informal classes with the younger children in her neighborhood.
Her ambition and determination continued. She became actively involved in community development projects. Because of her drive and involvement in these projects, she received a grant and was able to start taking classes again thanks to The Lutheran World Federation and your generosity to ELCA World Hunger.
Your gifts to ELCA World Hunger support projects through The Lutheran World Federation that help people like Rizia.
It wasn’t long before Rizia’s dream came true. Today she is a teacher and continues to take classes to further her education.
“Thank you for helping shape my future and give meaning to my life. I pray that you would continue to bring hope to many more lives like mine,” she says.
Your gifts to ELCA World Hunger change lives. You help people like Rizia become educated, inspired and achieve their dreams.
In India, we are working in disadvantaged communities to empower and develop female leaders. With your help, ELCA World Hunger is able to break down barriers, uphold human rights and improve quality of life – lives like Rizias.
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Photo credit: Lutehran World Federation