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Egyptian girl who sells tissues proves poverty is no limit, wins race barefoot

Friday, 9 February 2018

Social media users have been sharing pictures of a resilient 10-year-old girl who spent most of her life in poverty, selling tissues on the streets of Aswan in Egypt, crossing the finish line earning first place in a children’s charity marathon. Marwa, who sells tissues in front of the Aswan train station, saw a big setup for a children’s charity marathon organized by the Magdi Yaacoub Heart Foundation, and asked the organizers if she can join in the race. The entry fee for ...

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