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In the community where our students live, the smallest mishap can push them over the line between managing life and being unable to obtain even basic necessities. Large families live in small, unfinished dwellings with sporadic electricity. They get water from nearby hand pumps and cook over wood or dung fires. They rarely have more than two sets of clothes or a pair of shoes. In most families, income is erratic. Money is a perpetual worry. Sometimes they are forced to make decisions like whether to buy medicine for a sick child or food for the rest of the family. Since our students’ parents are illiterate, avenues for improving their lot in life are limited.
Educating their children is one real solution. We believe that if we can give these children education and wisdom to use it, they will be able to break out of poverty’s grip. They will be able to buy shoes for their children, medicine, and food for dinner.