Seven-year-old Akua isn’t going to school today, or any day in the foreseeable future. She has malaria. Soon, her brothers and sisters will have malaria too. And, perhaps her parents and grandmother. They all live together in a small tin and wood house without running water, bathrooms, and enough food.
You see, there isn’t a sewage system, clean water, a food bank, or social service agency in Apam, Ghana. And, there aren’t enough real jobs. Jobs that would adequately support a family.
But, in spite of their overwhelming poverty, Akua and her parents, and the rest of the people of Apam have an abundance of hope.