Joyce lives with her aunt in the village of Mepe, in the Volta Region of Ghana. Her parents did not see the importance of an education so her aunt asked that Joyce live with her. Her aunt struggles to provide for Joyce but she is determined to help Joyce get an education. Joyce does need support in order to be able to go to school.
An education is so important in Ghana because it helps to break the cycle of poverty and give hope for a bright future. Sponsored children receive food, clothing, medical care, schooling, Christian nurture, and Bible teaching through the International Needs school in Mepe.