|Posted by Cherry Yuan on October 27, 2013 at 8:55 PM|
Our sponsored child in Niger, Africa just sent us his recent progress report. Three years ago, we started sponsoring him when he was 4 years old. Now he is going to school and wants to be a teacher in the future!
Why did we sponsor a child in Niger? Niger is the world's lowest ranked country in the United Nation's Human Development Index. It had been struggling to recover from a devastating drought that extended from 2009 to 2010. This drought had destroyed herds as livestock and severely damaged crops. Niger’s history of food crises has raised the rates of chronic malnutrition among children under 5 to almost 45 percent. The infant mortality rate, over 11 percent, is the third highest in the world.
We have raised $1,260 through bake sale and concerts to sponsor him. Novermember this year will mark the beginning of our fourth year's sponsorship.