Yamur's Journey

Overcoming poverty in Bulgaria with Eduation

In Bulgaria, poverty affects many Roma children like Yamur, making it tough for them to stay in school.

Despite the challenges, Yamur dreams of becoming a history teacher one day, her favorite subject.

Growing up in Ognyanovo with her parents and siblings, Yamur saw the struggle her father faced as he dropped out of school at a young age. His limited education limited their opportunities as a family.

Through Mission Without Borders' family sponsorship program, things began to change. Yamur's family received valuable support, including essential school supplies through the 'Back to School' campaign. This support lifted a significant burden off their shoulders.

With a newfound sense of confidence, Yamur entered sixth grade, excited and prepared for the journey ahead. Her face lit up as she received her backpack and school supplies, feeling like she finally belonged.

Yamur's passion for history shone through her dedication to learning. Her teachers recognized her potential and often allowed her to share lessons with the class. These moments made her feel like a real teacher, even if only for a short while.

However, Yamur faced challenges beyond her studies. Being of Roma origin, she knew discrimination could be a barrier. Still, she was determined to prove herself and build lasting friendships.

The dream of becoming a teacher kept Yamur motivated. She knew education was her ticket to a better life for herself and her family. Despite financial hardships and societal expectations, she refused to marry young and committed herself to pursuing her dreams.

Yamur studying outside her home in Bulgaria

Yamur and her family outside their home in Bulgaria

Yamur and her family at home in Bulgaria


Yamur's parents, Krasimir and Yanka, were incredibly proud of her determination. They knew education was the key to breaking the cycle of poverty. They prayed for Yamur's success and hoped she would use her knowledge to help others in need.


Mission Without Borders' continued support and your contribution made all the difference in Yamur's life. With the right tools and encouragement, she's on the path to achieving her dreams and helping others do the same.

Click here to give a gift to support MWB's education programs supporting childrens' dreams to continue their education and build brighter futures.

Yamur is so happy with her backpack

Yamur loves her new backpack and the supplies to help her in school.




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