Kwadwo is in fifth grade and lives in the village of Dumayki, Ghana. Each day, he walks through farm land, crosses streams, and climbs hills in order to get to school. His village has no electricity, and the houses are constructed with mud and finished with thatched roofs. Everyone who lives in this tiny village is a farmer, including Kwadwo's mother, who farms cocoa. His father died when he was a little boy. He and his five siblings live with their mother. At night, Kwadwo and several siblings sleep on a bed that consists of four pieces of wood nailed together. Instead of a mattress, they use clothing and old fabrics. The bed net is torn, which renders it useless. All the children are at risk for malaria.
We are entering Dumayki for children like Kwadwo and his mother. The family is at risk for malaria, and because their mother earns very little as a cocoa farmer, her ability to keep them in school is also at-risk. Isaac will work to find a sustainable solution for this family, including increased income generation for Kwadwo's mother. In the meantime, we will provide a bed frame, mattress and bed net, but we need your help. If you would like to enter Dumayki village with us and donate to our bedding fund for families like Kwadwo's, click here.
See more photos of the village here.