It was Evelyn’s mum who enrolled her for Plan International's child sponsorship programme.
She knew it would give her daughter the chance to go to school – where Evelyn always dreamt of becoming a teacher.
Today, her dream has come true, and now she’s a role model for the girls she teaches.
She’s also supporting her own children to take on the world, so they can have the same chance she did.
An inspirational letter and a photo from his sponsor was all it took to give Ronald the self-belief to set up his own business.
“My sponsor told me about a farm he went to and took a picture of a pig, and I really loved it. I promised myself when I grew up I would have a farm of that kind," he explains.
As a sponsored child, Hellen had the chance to go to school, drink clean water and go on to get a successful job.
And when Hellen’s sponsor gave her a chance, they gave her community a chance too.
Today, there’s a new classroom in Hellen’s school, a new borehole for the community, and one more educated girl taking on the world.
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