Donna, a Sierra Leonean international student in the USA, requests help through a heartfelt fundraiser to purchase a car. Her two-hour bus commute from a distant residence hinders her academic pursuits.
Hi my name is Donna, my journey to the United States has been one filled with hope and determination. Leaving my family behind to pursue higher education was a difficult decision, but I knew that it was essential for me to achieve my dreams and make a positive impact in my community back home.
Currently, I live quite far away from the campus, and the public transportation options available to me are not the most reliable. The bus ride takes nearly two hours each way, making it incredibly challenging to balance my academics, part-time job, and extracurricular activities. Often, I find myself exhausted before my day even begins, and this has started to impact my academic performance.
Having a car would not only save me valuable time but also provide a sense of security and independence. I could use the extra hours to focus on my studies and participate in various campus activities, which will help me grow as an individual and a future leader. Moreover, I would be able to explore the surrounding areas, connecting with people from diverse backgrounds and broadening my cultural understanding.
I understand that purchasing a car is a significant financial burden, but I believe that with your support, it can become a reality. Your generous contributions will go directly towards making this dream come true and positively influence my academic journey.
If you find it in your heart to assist me in raising funds for a car, any contribution, no matter how small, will make a meaningful impact. Your support will not only change my life but will also be an investment in the future of Sierra Leone, as I intend to return and contribute to the development of my country after completing my studies.
Lastly, I want to express my profound gratitude to each of you for taking the time to read my plea. Your belief in the power of education and your willingness to support a student like me fills me with hope and inspires me to continue working hard to achieve my goals.
Thank you for being part of my journey, and I hope that together we can create a brighter and more promising future.
With heartfelt gratitude,
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