Dora lives with her parents and her brother in the small community of Doblogonno, in the Greater Accra region of Ghana. Her father is a driver and her mother sells items in the village as a petty trader, but their income is very low and unsteady. The family lives in a partially completed block house without water or electricity and they access their water each day from a borehole.
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 provide for their basic needs and simply cannot afford to send their child to school. At the International Needs school in Doblogonno, children would receive a warm meal, a quality education, school supplies, medical care, and Christian nurture.