Here is one of the “thank you” letters from a student who received our scholarship money:
My name is Banza Mutunda Mimie. I am female and the first born in a family of seven—four girls and three boys. My father’s name is Kasongo Ndalamba Kate, and he is a pastor in the United Methodist Church in the North Katanga Annual Conference in Kamina, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
I am a second-year student in the faculty of Health Sciences doing management studies at Africa University in Zimbabwe. My objective at Africa University is to fulfill my dream, which I started in my country at the secondary level. I have done nursing and would like to continue with the same idea, but majoring in management in order to become a manager in one of the medical organizations in my country (DRC). …(My country) has become vulnerable to diseases such as: HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Cholera, TB and others. Due to these matters I was inspired to do my studies in the medical area in order to be a part of the development process that aids in the prevention of these diseases.
It is a great pleasure and an honor for me to write to you, my sponsor. This letter is to inform you that you have made my dream alive in providing me with the scholarship. Regarding my family possibility, I was hopeless to achieve my goals, but you have made it possible. For this reason I and especially my family are really grateful for such unforgettable action that has inspired us. Our prayer is to see God showing his blessing upon you and all your family. Africa University is a blessing to me and the hope for the best future of my family and my country.”