People living with HIV face several hardships – illness, isolation, and loss of work due to discrimination. Their children suffer in several ways as well, not least of which is their family’s inability to pay for their education.
Ten years ago, a 7th grader named Zoë living in Santa Barbara, CA, started the e3 Girls Education Fund. Her fundraising has sustained 5 female scholars at a time through middle and high school. Last year, another 7th grade girl, Greer, assumed the fundraising responsibility to ensure the e3 program lives on. Each $580 scholarship covers the cost of annual tuition, uniforms and school supplies, as seen below.
We salute the hard work of the Honduran scholars. We send our immense thanks to Zoë and Greer for giving back to girls whose futures we value.