Obwaagazi Family Sponsorship Program
Jessica lives together with her aunt and her 5 children and 4 grandchildren. Her father passed away when Jessica was 8 months old and her mom abandoned her. The family live in a rented permanent house, with a cement floor. There is no electricity or running water in the house. If they have the resources, the family boil the water to make it safe for drinking. There is no latrine near by the house, so they use a public latrine. No one in the family owns a mattress so they are all currently sleeping on the hard floors of their one room house.
There is no source of income for the family at all. Sometimes the aunt washes clothes of the people that offer her some food. It’s hard to get enough money for food or the rent and they are currently in a lot of debt with their landlord, who almost threw the family out of the house, because they don’t have enough money to keep up with the rent.