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The True Cost of Education in Liberia

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Mercy Womeh breaks rocks for less than four U.S. dollars a day to afford education to lift herself from poverty in Liberia.

Read the full (original) story at http://www.theglobalist.com/liberia-true-cost-education/ 

Mercy says:  “I’m doing this because I have no other work to sustain myself. When I get paid for the crushed rock, I pay my school fees. The rest I keep to buy food. Some day I would like to go to college, leave the rock crushing business and set up a more sustainable kind of business. I want President Sirleaf to open more affordable colleges and schools, so when we graduate from high school, we can go to college.”