When I joined the programme my father had just passed away and my mother was struggling to take care of my three siblings and me. She was unable to go to work because of her poor eyesight and painful stomach disease. My mother, with four children and no income, couldn’t provide proper food, clothing or school supplies for us. We were always hungry, cold and scared about our future. When I started receiving the sponsorship money it had a big impact on our lives and provided the critical support that my family and I needed.
I heard that not every sponsor is rich but they are all very kind and helpful people. This inspired me to want to become an educated and skilled adult so that I could find well-paid work and help other children like me living in hard circumstances. I have not only had financial assistance from CNCF but I have also received lots of love and support from my sponsor and the Foundation’s staff. They have always encouraged me and helped me to believe in myself. Knowing that people care about my life has motivated me to always want to do my best so that I can make everyone proud.