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On International Day of the Girl, we celebrate all of the women and girls around the world who are overcoming hunger and empowering others to do the same. One incredible story of success is that of Sharon, a 7th grade teacher in a dusty city borough outside Lusaka, Zambia, who received meals at the same school where she now works.

As a little girl growing up in the neighborhood, she remembers first coming to the school and receiving meals between attending classes in the 2nd grade. She quickly connected with Dorothy, the volunteer principal who remains the leader of the school today. Because of Dorothy’s devotion to her students years ago and commitment to creating opportunities for them, Sharon has returned to the school to pay tribute to her, not only repaying her kindness but also continuing her legacy of hope.

Sharon recognizes the importance of her students’ education and is not only focused on giving them the best chance at a promising future, but also sees the critical need for regular nutritious meals that allow the kids in her class to focus and thrive.

As we grow the movement to end hunger and continue to empower women around the world to continue their education and chase their dreams, we look forward to hearing countless stories like Sharon’s, which never fail to inspire us to action. Donate today to make stories like Sharon’s possible!

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