Name: Monira Oliveira Khalil
Location: London
Role: Nonprofit Leadership Team member

Fundraising Goal: $500

How did you get interested in global issues?
I am half Brasilian and half Lebanese so I have always been interested in politics outside of the UK, specifically Middle eastern politics as my father was a prisoner of war and consequently an asylum seeker. Having personal ties to those being impacted by politics in these two specific countries opened my eyes to wider issues and how they affect me domestically in the UK.

Why are you volunteering your time to serve the world’s poor?
As previously mentioned I am from two countries with really high poverty rates. I have seen favelas and other poor living conditions in Brasil as well as people’s recent rapid decline into poverty following the Lebanese economic crisis; both of which have impacted my families directly.

Any interesting tidbits to share?
I was in the UK Olympics opening ceremony as part of the Brazilian group of kids in the palace.

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