By Lisa J Shannon, Zainab Salbi
She created a starting place referred to as Run for Congo ladies, with the objective to elevate funds to sponsor 30 Congolese ladies. What began as a solo 30-mile run has now grown right into a nationwide association in reference to girls for girls foreign. Run for Congo girls holds fundraising runs in 4 nations and ten states, and keeps to elevate cash and expertise. In A Thousand Sisters, Lisa stocks firsthand bills of her studies traveling the Congo, the ladies she’s helped, and the relationships she’s shaped. With compelling tales of why she continues to be dedicated to this reason, Lisa evokes her viewers to arrive out and aid in addition, forming a sisterhood that transcends geographic boundaries.
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A thousand sisters: my journey into the worst place on earth to be a woman by Lisa J Shannon, Zainab Salbi