Make your Valentine a girl you don’t know!
You were probably planning on your Valentine being your spouse, children, significant other, best friend, mother and/or someone you know, right? This year, surprise everyone and choose a girl you don’t know to be your Valentine!
Nageena: She lives in an impoverished community in Pakistan and is vulnerable to human trafficking and her future children are susceptible to recruitment into extremist activities. For $25, you could buy chocolate, or provide her with a uniform and shoes at a MDF school where she can learn in a safe place!
Saima: She lives in Kashmir. She is a mother of three. She wants to start her own business. For $50, you could send flowers, or help her obtain raw materials through the vocational center where she will be taught how to make embellished clothing products.
Fatima: She is 9 and also lives in a poor area of Pakistan. Because her family needs additional income it is difficult for her parents to have her in school instead. For $100, you could buy jewelry, or make sure she can attend another year of school, and obtain daily nutritious lunches.
These girls don’t want candy, flowers or jewelry. They want an education, resources and a chance to prove themselves. We believe in them. How about you?
Happy Valentine’s Day!
With lots of love,
Silbi Stainton and the Marshall Direct Fund Team
p.s. To prevent any relationship problems that may stem from choosing another Valentine, consider making your donation in honor of your original Valentine, we will email a Marshall Direct Fund Valentine’s tribute card.