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My Birthday Wish - Send Domini to School

My Birthday Wish - Send Domini to School

In honor of my recent birthday and to celebrate the time I’ve spent in Delhi, I’m requesting a small contribution from my friends and family to help someone who has made my stay in Delhi over the last few years a real pleasure. This is my cook and housekeeper, Babita. Babita has supported a revolving household of NGO workers, artists, researchers, and eccentric expats with warmth and humor. She’s kept our household running smoothly, stocked with homemade chappatis, and created an oasis in the chaotic, often stressful, world that is modern Delhi. Everyone who has visited our house – and there have been many – knows Babita’s kindness and warmth and the great job she’s done for us.Babita is also a single mom to her eight-year old daughter, Domini. Domini is charming, full of energy, and constantly up to mischief. On occasion, when Babita brings her to work, it’s our pleasure to keep her entertained with coloring, cartoons, and our curious modern ways.After all Babita has done for us, we’d like to give her something of lasting value: support for Domini’s education. To that end, I am setting up a small fund to support Domini’s educational expenses over the next several years. To help make sure Domini gets the education she deserves, I hope you’ll make a donation to the fund. Even a small contribution will go a long way - just $240 dollars will cover a full year of school. The full cost of Domini’s secondary education (through 10th standard) will be about $3,500. We’re planning to split this cost with Babita and put anything extra we raise into a small fund for her college education. I will also use a small portion of the fund to buy a second-hand washing machine for Babita’s home (beats hand washing any day), as the one we meant to bequeath her got lost in the shuffle of moving. You can make a donation through PayPal or follow the link on my Facebook page. For those of you in Delhi, you’re welcome to make a cash contribution in person.I am setting up a local account and will make arrangements for payment directly with Domini’s school. I’ll talk to Babita about keeping everyone updated on Domini’s progress. I’d be so grateful for your help, as will Babita and Domini.Hope you can chip in and please share with other who’d like to help.With gratitude,Valerie… and the household of O-49 Lajpat Nagar II P.S. Today is Domini’s birthday - let’s make it a really special one! Your donation will send her to school.

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