BE THE CHANGE
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Apologue funds the high school education of girls in a Maasai Village, whose families are struggling to provide for them. They can’t afford to pay for their schooling. However, if the girl undergoes the customary FGM, a prerequisite for a humble marriage, the parents will get a small dowry. This spares the parents from feeding her and helps them in their struggle to feed the other children and themselves.
Give 35mm, secured a deal with the parents to prevent FGM and early marriage in exchange for giving the girls a high-school education. We’ve partnered with Give 35mm to get this job done. All time and effort on the part of Give 35mm is donated. That means that every cent donated goes directly to the girls. They will have their minds enriched and their physical safety and ease in childbirth improved. Their education will bring the parents a higher dowry upon marriage, thereby increasing the value of girls. Over time, this increases the wealth of the family and community by lifting the potential of the girl to have a better life, making her a better teacher to her children, improving the lot of her husband and family, and eventually improving her nation’s well-being, one woman at a time.
Research has proven that the fastest way to help all mankind is to uplift girls and women. Please join us
THE MISSION OF GIVE 35MM
Tell Their Own Story
To find people, mostly children, in underprivileged communities and give them the ability to tell their own story. So instead of some photographer coming to town and taking pictures of them, these people get to narrate their own life story.
Whether it’s shelter, livestock, food, clean water or education, the goal is to identify the need and then meet that need. After each photo project we share the student’s photography to both share their story and spread awareness.
PROVIDE A CREATIVE OUTLET
We want to bring them a creative outlet. We believe that art and creativity are an important part of a healthy, happy life. A lot of the places we’re going to often don’t have that luxury. So aside from raising awareness and addressing these other basic human needs, it’s also a really fun project that the students always enjoy.
THE WOMAN BEHIND GIVE 35MM
One woman, a photographer and location scout for the film industry found herself in Kenya. There she saw the great need of the local people.
With heart and eyes open she watched, consulted with the people, and was moved to be the change. She started small with what she could afford, and so it went as she traveled on.
Christine “Buzz” Busby has had the humility to listen, the compassion to care, and the commitment and courage to serve.
Apologue could not be happier to help. Thank you, Buzz.
Your Inner Beauty is uplifting.
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