By Marleen Linares
Lisa Enloe vividly recalls when her 8-year-old daughter sat down across from her at the dinner table and announced she was going to “get rich” when she grew up and then move to Africa and help people improve their lives.
“That’s what she was talking about at such a young age, so we knew she was serious,” said Enloe, remembering Stephanie Enloe’s determination. “When Steph does something, she follows through completely.”
Stephanie Enloe, now 22, is still pursuing her dream through Travel for Change, an organization committed to helping developing countries build community-based ecotourism initiatives. She will graduate this month with a degree in international studies and head to Tanzania on Jan. 27, 2010.
“We have more than enough available to us,” she said, raising her voice slightly. “We need to start spreading the love or at least start spreading the luck.”
Contributed with permission from The Daily Iowan