OK GUYS. In July 2010, I spent about a month in the Volta Region of Ghana. While I was there, I had the chance to spend time at New Seed International, an amazing NGO in the city of Ho. New Seed International provides care and support for people with HIV/AIDS, including a community clinic, an orphanage, and a school.
Esinam, 13, is in the care of New Seed International and she wants to go to school and become a doctor one day, but she needs facial surgery before she can do so. Both of her parents died when she was young, and her grandmother who was taking care of her has recently had a stroke.
Only $130 of her $10,000 goal has been raised in NINE months!
Every dollar helps! And even if you can’t donate, please just reblog this and keep her in your thoughts.
Esinam’s fundraising page:
A video from Esinam:
New Seed International’s website and facebook:
Less than $1000 to go!
STYLE ICON: Lupita Nyong’o
Whether you first caught sight of her as a leading actress in Kenyan-based MTV Base Africa’s original hit show MTV: Shuga, or have have recently become aware of her incredible talent following her US movie debut alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Michael K. Williams and Adepero Oduye, there’s no denying just how mesmerizing Ms. Nyong’o is - and her style equally as flawless.
Currently swimming in a sea of well-deserved hype and intense Oscar buzz surrounding her performance in Steve McQueen’s ‘12 Years A Slave’, the Kenyan actress continues to stay fresh-faced and flawless with her cropped ‘do and bold eye-make up and even bolder lip colours whilst gracing many red carpets, attending press events and conducting interviews.
Her wardrobe is nothing but chic and sophisticated glam - whether she plays it down with a one-piece all black jumpsuit, or dawns an all-white classic Prada floor-length gown with intricate gold detailing.
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