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MO College Student Founds Orphanage in Zambia

By Ty Chandler


Kansas City, MO – Most students spend their college years cramming for exams, writing papers and of course at parties. But Amanda Dye, a Missouri State senior from Liberty isn't your typical college student. After class, she serves as president of a not-for-profit, Energy of Hope and runs an orphanage in Zambia. And she does it all from right here in Missouri.

Dye visited Africa for the first time three years ago when she was 19. She knew she wanted to do something to help the thousands of children she witnessed living in poverty, without food or even a roof over their head. When she returned this winter break to work as an English teacher, she stopped thinking about doing something. KCUR's Ty Chandler spoke with Amanda Dye over the phone this week.

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