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College Student Needs Funds to Help Ghanian Orphanage Children

Jenny Manner is spending her winter break helping poor, orphaned children in Ghana. Here's how you can help her mission.

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Ghana may not seem like the kind of place one would want to spend a vacation, but for Jenny Manner of Bridgewater, there's no place she'd rather be.

In fact, this winter break it will bet he second time the college student has invested her time and energies in that poor African country. She's been saving money all year for her return, to help the Bright Future Children's orphanage in the village of Asitey.

"These children are by far the happiest and most appreciative kids I have ever had the pleasure of knowing," she wrote.

But in a place with such poverty, the need is always great, and a college student's purse isn't the fattest. Jenny started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to help the children in the orphanage.

"Last summer when I arrived a lot of the children were very sick, the majority of them had scabies and ring worm of the scalp and many of them had contracted malaria. Without health insurance or money for doctor visits and medications it is nearly impossible for the children to receive the treatment that they need," Jenny writes on her GoFundMe page.

The goal is $1,000, but so far, the campaign has stalled at $165. Jenny stresses the money is not for her or her expenses, but to help the children once she gets there. Even small amounts will help, she says.

Can you help Jenny help the orphanage children? Go to her GoFundMe campaign to make it happen. To learn more about the children, visit the orphanage's Facebook page.

Do you know of a project in town that deserves funding? Let us know in the comments, in a blog post, or head over to GoFundMe.com to start one.

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