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Mercyhurst University Makes International Difference

A Mercyhurst University student and her professors are taking on an international project to fight poverty and make a difference
November 27, 2013


A Mercyhurst University student and her professors are taking on an international project to fight poverty and make a difference.

Mercyhurst University is standing behind one of their graduate students, Sr. Wilhelmena "Kade" Brown, as she spearheads a project to make a difference in Liberia, where she's from. She's a Sister of the Holy Family and got the opportunity to come here to attend Mercyhurst. She's using her social work skills by starting a grassroots campaign to save young people from a life of poverty and crime and post-war struggles in Liberia. The People's Initiative Against Poverty began when Sr. Kade wanted to help her people. The Mercyhurst community stepped up and raised money and reached into their own pockets. The money goes to supplies for a group of young adults in Pleebo City. They will grow their own food, raise livestock and earn money for education. They are learning how to work their way out of poverty and hardship. Mercyhurst’s president, as well as professors, students and student organizations, have donated. There is a website you can visit if you'd like more information or to donate. www.piapliberia.org.
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