Obwaagazi Family Sponsorship Program
Maria lives together with her grandmother, 2 aunts, 1 uncle and 13 cousins. Her aunt (sat next to Maria is this photo) is her main carer. They live in a multi-storey permanent house, with a cement floor. They share the house with other people but occupy an entire floor for themselves, big enough for the whole family. There is electricity, running water and a latrine in the house. The family have access to save drinking water from boiling it. The grandmother has a shop selling clothes and this is the main source of income for the family.
Maria is always very happy to come to school every day and on her way home she is always waving to everyone they pass. She is very well known in the markets around her house as she will interact and make friends wherever she goes.