27 October 2016
Tracy is nine years old and she's in an ABC school in Uganda. She's very intelligent and loves attending school. She lives with her mother and three siblings in a two bedroom house where there's no electricity and they have to use candle lights. Tracy travels some distance every day to fetch water alongside cooking and cleaning when the school day is over.
Her mother earns very little money by cleaning her neighbors's clothes and Tracy's stepfather earns about a dollar a day as a casual laborer. Together they don't earn enough money to put Tracy through school.
Despite the hardship optimism reigns. Tracy's mother is extremely grateful to her daughter's sponsor. "The ABC sponsorship program brings families hope of a better future by educating the children", she says.