In Uganda (my birthplace), when a child is born, they become a part of the ‘village’. From then on, that child becomes the responsibility of everyone living in that village. I was reminded of this two years ago, after my daughter was accepted into University. I found that the financial aid package she was awarded was not enough to cover her college expenses. Although I had saved up some money, I did not have the resources to pay for the rest of the tuition. While on a walk with a neighborhood friend, I expressed my frustration over the cost of university education. Being a great neighbor, she mentioned that she would be willing to help with the cost, but she could not pay the whole expense. However, she was willing to chip in at least $50 a month as long as there was a way for this amount to be taken out of her account every month and ONLY sent to my daughter’s school. Thus, TakesaVillage.com was born.
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