Miriam's dream of starting a farm in her homeland of Tanzania was born of hard experience. Her nephew was one of the few students selected to attend a state-run boarding school in Kilimanjaro — until it was forced to close because of food shortages.
Miriam, currently living in the U.S., realizes her nephew and her country have limited futures without education. With scholarship assistance from Sarah's Hope, she enrolled in a business program and created a plan for her farm. Her goal: return to Tanzania and grow crops that mature quickly to supply the school and keep its doors open.
"You not only helped me, you have impacted me to make a difference to my nation. You will never know how many people you may reach by helping one person." – Miriam
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The opening in the middle of this piece represents the hole that must be dug in order to plant and grow a seed — which eventually becomes a full harvest. By nurturing her dream, Miriam plants a seed of hope for the prosperity of her family, community, and country.
Designer: Sarah J. Smith and the Sarah's Hope Team