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Read the stories of some of the people we support in their own words.

Adults in Chesengoch in rural Kenya were inspired to learn to read when their children started coming home with brand new books borrowed from their Inspiring Readers school libraries.
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22 year old Yvonne was born in a refugee camp. She is using books to change how her story ends.
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Lydia lives in a remote village in rural Uganda. Against all odds, she’s using her local community library to pursue her dreams to become a writer. This is her story.
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Julius is using the books we send to help farmers.
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Because of the library in her school, Rahmatu has dreams of becoming a lawyer. This is her story.
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After Mzuzu University’s library was tragically destroyed by fire, we are working with our partner Malawi National Library Service to help replace the library’s collections.
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Meet Addisu and Bishara who are looking forward to brighter futures thanks to the library in Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya which we support with book donations.
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Find out how an engaging library can inspire children to learn and build their own futures.
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Find out how discovering a library in the slums of Nairobi changed Samuel’s life for ever.
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