We believe in the power of affecting change. Each month, Mala Prayer supports an initiative that contributes to the good of society through our Mala of the Month program.
Last month, we discovered the amazing Knowledge Empowers You (KEY), a charity that donates every dollar to student scholarships for youth who are unable to afford to go to school. Ten percent of all sales from our Mala of the Month, the Miass necklace, went to KEY.
The co-founder, Su Young, started this initiative three years ago, and is currently supporting an astounding 18 university students in Nicaragua.
The average daily income in Nicaragua is less than $2USD, resulting in many young individuals unable to continue their education to achieve their dreams. By helping these students receive the university education they desire, KEY is also able to help bring families out of poverty.
Supporting Indira, a recent scholarship recipient
Indira, 21, and her two siblings were raised by her grandfather after her mother left the country to find work abroad as a house cleaner. Indira never believed she would be able to go to university. She feared that her life would have to take the same route, cleaning up after others and struggling to make ends meet.
Despite always dreaming of becoming a doctor to help her community, she simply didn’t believe it was a possibility.
Today, she is in her fourth year of medical school, the first in her family to go to university.
Indira shares, “It is an honor for me, to have touched your hearts with my story, to have you believe in me and help me. You are now a part of my humble and sincere story.
I thank you from my soul, because now I know there are people, who are causing a revolution, and that revolution is changing the lives of those you sponsor. You are making big changes in the world.
Receiving this scholarship is an immense shock to me and fills me with happiness. It has given me and my family peace of mind, knowing that I will be able to contribute to and serve my community.
This scholarship from KEY Education Project is very important for me, and thanks to you I have new hopes. I now see light that I did not see. Because of all of you, I can continue my studies and graduate. I will not tire of thanking you – thank you, THANK YOU KEY.
With the funds raised to date, KEY is able to provide one more full university scholarship this year to a student in need.
Unfortunately, KEY has still had to turn away several amazing students due to lack of funds. But together, we are hoping to change that, so we can provide a life-changing gift this year to one more student.
These scholarships allow students to pursue their otherwise impossible dreams and to breakthrough cycles of abuse and poverty.
Next month’s Mala of the Month
This month, our Mala of the Month is the Volcanic Lava Stone Mala that will support Go Light Our World (GLOW), a non-profit organization that diminishes poverty with solar solutions. Ten percent of all sales from the Volcanic Lava Stone Mala Necklaces this month are being donated to GLOW to help them achieve this initiative.