When Mary finished primary school, she was at a crossroads. For many girls in Mary’s town, that would’ve been the end of their education; some would be married off for a dowry, others would begin working to support their families. But Mary wasn’t done.
She wanted to go to high school. And then to college. And then to law school. These were big dreams for Mary; it was hard for her to imagine how the cost of schooling would ever be paid—none of her three older brothers had gone to high school because the family could not afford it. That was ten years ago.
Today, Mary only has one school term left to finish law school.
If you asked her how she got here, she would tell you that she didn’t do it alone. She did it with the help of her single mother, who tirelessly sought financial assistance for her daughter, even taking on loans to ensure that Mary stayed in school. She did it with the help of the church group that gave her a scholarship in high school. She did it with the help of admissions directors who saw her potential and accepted her into the university. She did it with the help of Freely In Hope, who stepped in to provide her with a full scholarship to pay for law school after her mother had a serious accident and was unable to work.
Mary didn’t get here by accident—it took hard work, perseverance, and the support of a community who believes in her. This month, Freely In Hope is partnering with Case Crown and donors like you to help Mary (and other girls like her) achieve her dreams and finish strong.