Homework with Friends
When LWB first learned of JD, his family was barely getting by. He was born with cleft lip and lived the first ten years of his life with it unrepaired. He had been taken in by a kind-hearted man who raised him as his son, but sadly this man passed away. Many people in the village felt JD should go to an orphanage, but his elderly grandmother insisted that he was now truly her grandson. She has tried her very best to support him but is only able to earn funds by collecting wild onions and roots to sell. We were so happy we could help arrange for his cleft lip to be repaired, and then we enrolled him in our education program so we could help him with school funds and a tutor. Since JD has been in our program, we have seen a very somber little boy bloom before our eyes. He is now doing very well in school, and his tutor has shown him how to cook and care for his grandma by doing chores such as gathering the well water. We love this photo of JD and his friends finishing up his homework together. We are so grateful to our sponsors who allow orphaned and rural children the chance to better their lives through education.