By the time she was 11 years old, Marcelina had experienced unimaginable heartache that no child should ever experience.

“My father died when my Mum was pregnant with me. They say it happened very suddenly. Then, my mum died when I was in Grade 5. She had a headache and a fever, and then died.”

As Marcelina grieved, she was also coming to terms that her hopes of an education may not be realised. For she was living in poverty.

Our Carmel Impact Scholarships transform lives, covering costs such as tuition, laptops, books and pens, transport to and from school, and even boarding.

Today, you can give a young Timorese hope for a future with a Carmel Impact Scholarship. Donate below and help transform a young person’s life.