Xorla lives with her parents and seven siblings in a mudhouse in the small community of Kebenu, in the Volta region of Ghana. Her parents are peasant farmers; they rent a piece of farmland for cultivation. Most of their farm produce is used for their family and the rest they try to sell for income. Their income is low and unstable and they are unable to send Xorla to school.
An education is so important in Ghana because it helps to break the cycle of poverty. Families in our sponsorship program earn such a low income that they are struggling to send their child to school. At the International Needs school children receive a warm meal, a quality education, school supplies, medical care, and Christian nurture.