Adelina Memishi 2020

    Adelina Memishi, originally from Albania, is losing her vision to retinitis pigmentosa.  In spite of having to learn English and braille as a child, she graduated with high grades from high school.   She is the first in her family to attend college but had to drop out to take care of her dying father and help her mother.  Her dad lost his health battle and now Adelina is ready to go back to school but needs assistance with tuition and a special low vision computer and software.  With a hand up from the Bettie Brand Fund, she will return to school as soon as possible, equipped with low vision aids and her indomitable spirit.


The purpose of the fund is to “Provide women in need with a hand up, not a hand out, so they may live with dignity and independence”.  



The Bettie Brand Mothers’ Empowerment Fund, Inc., a 501(c)3, does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by the law in any of its activities or operations.  We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, including but not limited to, our employees, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and community partners

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