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I am one of the luckiest girls in the world,"Beatrice declared at her graduation party after earning her bachelor's degree from a collage in connecticut,USA. Indeed and it's approproate that the name of the goat that changed her life was Lack. Beatrice's story helps addres two of the most commonly asked questions about foreign assistance:"Dose aid work?"and"What can I do?" The tale begins in the rolling hills of western Uganda, where Beatrice was born and raised. As a girl, she desperately yearned for an education , but it seemd hopeless. Her parents were prasants who couldn't afford to send her to shool. The years passed and Beatrice stayed home to help with the chores. She was on track to become one more illiterate African woman, another of the continent's wasted human resources. In the meantime, the children of a community church in Connecticut wanted to donate money for a good cause. They decided to buy goats for African villagers through an international non-vernmental oranization (NGO)in Arkansas,USA which helps impoverished farming families. A dariry goat in the NGO's online gift catalog cost $120 ; a flock of chicks or ducklings cost just $20. One of the goats bought by the church went to Beatrice's parents and soon produced twins. When the kid goats were wanted , the children of her family drank the goats milk for a nutritional boost and sold the surplus milk for extra money. The cash from the milk accumulated, and Beatrice's parents decided that they could now afford to send their daughter to shool. She was much older than the other first graders, but she was so overjoyed that she studied diligently and rose to be the best student in the shool. An american visiting the shool was impressed and wrote a children's book , Beatrice's Goat, about how the gift of a goat had enabled a bright girl to go to shool. The book was published in 2000 and became a children's best seller. Beatrice was such an outstanding student that she won a scholarship, not only to Uganda's best girls' high shool, but also to a prep shool in Massachusetts and then to the college in Connecticut. Cutting edge のチャプター9の英文です。 (法政大) 長々とすみませんが、 正確な訳が知りたいです。 どうかご協力お願いします。

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「私は世界でもっともラッキーな女の子の1人です。」ベアトリスはアメリカ、コネチカット州の大学で学位を取得後の卒業パーティでこう断言した。 確かに彼女の人生を変えたヤギの名前が"ラック"だったことは間違いない(※1)。 ベアトリスに起こったことは、対外援助における2つの最も一般的な疑問「援助は役立ってるか?」「何が私にできるのか?」を解決する手助けとなる(※2)。 物語はベアトリスが生まれ育った西ウガンダの丘陵地帯から始まる。 女の子として彼女は喉から手が出るほど学ぶことを切望していた、がそれは絶望的と思えていた。 彼女の両親は、彼女を学校に行かせる金銭的余裕がない農民だった(※3)。 時がたちベアトリスは家にいて家事を手伝っていた。 彼女はこれもまた大陸における無駄な人的資源である、文盲のアフリカ人女性のもう1人になろうとしていた。 一方、コネチカット州のコミュニティー・チャーチの子供達は慈善事業にお金を寄付したいと望んでいた(※4)。 子供達は貧しい農民家族を手助けする、アメリカ、アーカーカンソー州にある国際的非政府組織(NGO)を通じてアフリカの村人の為にヤギを買うことにした(※5)。 NGOのオンラインギフトカタログでは乳用ヤギは120ドル。一方(鶏の)ひよこやアヒルの子の群れならば20ドルぽっち。 教会が買ったヤギのうち1匹がベアトリスの両親のもとに行き、まもなく双子を生んだ。 子ヤギが乳離れした時、ベアトリスの兄弟達は栄養を補う為にヤギのミルクを飲み、収入を得るために余ったミルクを売った(※6)。 ミルクを売った金は貯まっていき、ベアトリスの両親は娘達を学校に行かせる余裕ができたと判断した。 彼女は他の1年生よりもはるかに年上だったが、コツコツと勉強することが嬉しくてたまらなかった。そして学校でもっとも優秀な学生となった。 その学校を訪れた一人のアメリカ人は感動し、ヤギの贈り物がどのようにして1人の聡明な女の子に学校へ行く機会を与えたかを記した1冊の子供向けの本、「ベアトリスのヤギ」を書いた(※7)。 本は2000年に出版され、子供向けベストセラーとなった。 ベアトリスはウガンダ一の女子高校だけでなく、マサチューセッツ州の私立の進学校に進む時にも奨学金を得、そしてついにはコネチカット大学へと進学するほど大変優秀な学生だったのである(※8)。 ※何箇所かタイポ(打ち間違い)と思われる箇所を書き出してあります。 ※1: Q1)このご質問のオリジナルとなった文章では、ヤギの名前はluck(幸運)になっています。どちらが正しいのでしょう? Q2)もしお手元のテキストがlackとなっていたならば、ここでのLackをそのまま「不足」とは「欠乏」と訳してしまうと間違いです。これは「幸運」という意味のLuck(ラック)と同じ韻を踏んだのがヤギの名前のLack(ラック)だったというジョークと考えますので、そのまま「ラック」でよいと考えます。 ※2: ×addres→〇address ×Dose→〇Does ※3: ×prasants→〇peasants ※4: ・community church::特定の教派に属していない地域の協会を指しますが、そのままコミュニティー・チャーチと訳するのが一般的です。 ・good cause:causeには大義名分とか正当な理由などの意味がありますが、アフリカの貧困支援や地雷除去などのサポートにこの言葉を使う場合は「慈善活動」とか「慈善事業」と訳されます。 ※5: ×vernmental oranization→〇governmental organization ※6: ×wanted→〇weaned ※7: ×shool(二箇所)→〇school ※8: ※7と同じく、schoolが二箇所、shoolとなっていました。

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