Manicurist sells house, car to build school
"I promised the children I was going to open a school for them."
- Lidia Schaefer, philanthropist
When Washington manicurist Lidia Schaefer returned to her native village in Ethiopia, she was troubled by what she saw: children walking three hours each way to attend classes held not in a school, but under a tree.
She began setting aside a third of her salary and all of her tips, and later sold her house and car, to raise enough money to build a school for the village.