Portland-area teen raises $19,000 to build a library in Uganda

14-year-old Katelyn Povolny went to friends, family and businesses asking for donations as part of her 8th grade project.

PORTLAND, Ore. — A 14-year-old girl has raised thousands of dollars and is making a big difference for people half way around the world.

Katelyn Povolny is a 9th grader at Westview High School in the Beaverton School District. At 14 years old, she has already done a lot. She’s been busy this past year raising money to build a library in Gulu, Uganda. It all started with her 8th grade project.

“I was looking on a website that has a bunch of nonprofits and

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