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Orlando Bloom Shares Beautiful Post About Aisha, the Girl From Niger

Orlando Bloom has marked International Women’s Day 2020 by shining a light on a young girl from Niger who he met several years ago.

The Hollywood star travelled to the country in 2017 as part of his work with UNICEF.  During his visit, he was introduced to 15-year-old Aisha who was born without any limbs.

“She moved to Niger with her brother after Boko Haram attacked their village in Nigeria,” Orlando explains.

“Aisha and her brother lost their father to a long illness and while they were trying to flee, they lost their mother too,” he continues.

“What I most admire about Aisha is her resilience and strength to continue building a future for herself after she endured so much hardship and so many challenges.”

Orlando then urges his 3.6 million followers to “lift every girl up!” not just on International Women’s Day, but every day.

See his full post below:

 

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A girl I admire? Her name is Aïsha. She was fifteen years old when I met her in 2017 during my travels to Niger to witness @UNICEF-supported programmes. Aïsha was born without limbs in Nigeria, to parents from Niger. She moved to Niger with her brother after Boko Haram attacked their village in Nigeria. Aïsha and her brother lost their father to a long illness and while they were trying to flee, they lost their mother too. Once they made it to Diffa, Niger, they were finally safe. What I most admire about Aïsha is her resilience and strength to continue building a future for herself after she endured so much hardship and so many challenges. Who do you admire? Share their story or tag a girl who inspires you and share why. On #WomensDay, and every day, join me and @UNICEF to lift every girl up! #GenerationEquality #IWD2020

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