The Last Girl [Nadia Murad] P80
Post Length: 5 min
In Review: The Last Girl
Author: Eric Schmidt / Jonathan Rosenberg
Length: 12 hrs 15 min
Reco: must [5/5 bananas]
You need to read Nadia's book ... Dr. Kajal tells me in short sentences what she thinks.
I read I am Malala a few weeks ago.
No, you need to read Nadia's. Her whole family was killed, and she was sold into sex slavery to ISIS. She escaped. She is the only ambassador for the Yazidi people to the UN. I organized to have her come speak at Harvard. It was very good.
I will read it. By the way, I had an idea I wanted to share since you run a non-profit. There is a statistic that 50% of Americans don't trust charities. To me, that is an unreached people group right here in America. To reach them, I want to help non-profit founders structure their business to the 100% model. This Fall, I want to get 10 founders together and share business practices, what do you think? Would you come?
I will be there. I will reach out to Nadia, maybe she will come too. There are others, I will see who I can invite.
That was last week at the Many Hopes gala in the city. I flew Kajal down to see how my brother Thomas Keown raises $500k+ in one night for Many Hopes. She liked it, and the whole time talked about her care for the Kurdish refugees. Nadia's story came up, and I told her I would listen to the book ... which I did on the drive home.
This is the only book I did not take a single note while listening. It was too heartbreaking. I could hardly listen out of fear of what she would face next.
This is a true story, and it is not over yet. Nadia is a living hero and is on a mission to be the last girl in the world that faces what she did ...
“Never, never, never give up.” – Winston Churchill
Kochel was her hometown. They were farmers.
When ISIS moved into the territory, they overtook her town. Rounding up everyone into the school, they sent the women to the top floor, and the men stayed downstairs.
They loaded them into trucks, took them to a ditch, and shot everyone. Few survived the massacre, and the dead were buried in mass unmarked graves.
The trucks returned for the women ... the old were separated and left behind, the younger loaded onto the trucks. Taken to another city, they were then loaded onto buses ... where they were taken to be sold as sex slaves to ISIS militants.
Nadia was separated from her family and friends and passed from militant to militant to be raped with no end.
One fateful day, she escaped and found a family that helped her flee the country to a non-war zone.
The tragedy really began to unfold there, finding out most of her family had been killed that day at the school.
“When you are going through hell, keep going.” – Churchill
Her story was told, and she became an international focal point, able to share the details of life under ISIS.
I have been active with Many Hopes in Africa, and Send Hope Now in India, but this is a whole new world for me ... refugees.
Because of people like Malala and Nadia, willing to tell their stories against increased threats for their life, we can see where the fight is.
This fall, I am going to fly together from different parts of the country/world founders of non-profits and want you to contribute. If you are an executive or founder, I want you to come to share with these people.
We can't directly solve every major problem, but we can impact the founders who will. Let's take our expertise in sales, marketing, tech, medical and education to revolutionize giving for the next generation. I don't know about you, but 50% of 300 million people is worth taking a shot at reaching ... so reply that you are in and we will figure out the details.