Marcella Sakobi lives in the Congo and has dreams of boxing professionally
Philanthropy means “love of mankind”. It is giving money for a purpose or cause, benefiting people who you don’t personally know.
Kinshasa is a hard place. After decades of constant warfare, Congo has been ravaged socially and economically. More than half of the country’s population is younger than 17. Many Congolese girls have fallen victim to rape, with the American Journal of Public Health reporting that, at one point, four women were being raped every five minutes in the country. With the average household income hovering around $230 a year, some Congolese girls have turned to prostitution, in a trend called phenomen tshiell, Lingala for the “whore phenomenon.” All of this adds up to a deeply rooted desire to leave the country, by any means necessary.
Marcella Sakobi, Miki Ndaya, Jorbelle Malewu and Safi Nadege Lukambo are all on a quest to use their boxing talents to escape their war-torn country.
Safi Nadege Lukambo
They are in need of basic things a lot of us take for granted, such as proper clothing to train, boxing gloves, punching bags, transportation fees for international competition travel and monies to feed their children.
Red is the color of love and adventure. It encourages action and confidence.
The Adidas Bold Age women’s bucket bag is collegiate red with bold white lettering. My first thought upon seeing it was “whoa, this is a beautiful bag!” I both fell in love and wanted to take it with me everywhere I went.
The Bold Age Bag may be worn as a backpack or shoulder bag.
The bag has a zip pocket feature and button closure that allows it to be cinched together.
It is very big! I have a shoe bag, notepad and other items inside and I still have room left for more.
If I had my way, I would add padded shoulder straps to this bag. Only because I will be carrying it a lot and the padding could lessen the tension.
There is power in music. It has the ability to heal and enhance whoever listens to it. Throughout the day, I like to feed my spirit and soul with uplifting vibrations.
The Battle Is Not Yours, by Yolanda Adams, is one of my favorite inspirational songs. It helps me to combat doubt and fear. I listen to this song whenever I need an extra push to keep going. Take a listen! Whatever your beliefs, I hope this song does for you what it does for me. Enjoy!
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Yolanda Adams is a five time Grammy Award winning artist. She made her debut in 1988 and has a total of 13 albums.