Fulfilling a dream

Johannesburg, South Africa

Kara Hatzai, a commercial pilot from Kentucky, heard about Siba, a young South African woman who is determined to become a pilot against the odds and nominated her to be the next link in the Chain. We helped fund her training to celebrate International Women’s Day.

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Noman remembers his father's kindness...

I grew up in Pakistan but my father worked overseas, supporting our family. When I was accepted to engineering school in the US, he sent me money for my fees. Now he's retired, I send my parents money. It’s my turn to help them.

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Lucia received support from her sister in a time of need...

I have a small shop in Kibera—the biggest slum in Kenya. My son was involved in a car accident in 2011. We couldn’t pay the high hospital bill, so my sister in the U.S. sent us money quickly using Western Union.

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Sheena looks out for her niece and nephew...

I grew up in Queens, New York. At 19, I went to nursing school back home in the Philippines. I loved meeting my family there. Now I’m back in New York working as a nurse, I send money to support my niece and nephew.

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