Joan’s father has abandoned the family, leaving Joan’s mother to support her two little girls with the meager income she earns running a food stall. Life is a struggle and school fees are impossible without some assistance.
The family lives in a country plagued by poverty, famine, malaria, and AIDS. An education will help Joan to break free from poverty so she can have hope for a fulfilling future. Sponsorship provides her with food, clothing, a Christian education, medical check-ups, biblical teaching, and Christian nurture.
Joan helps her mother to clean the home. Her favorite school subject is reading and she likes to play with dolls.