Since 2007, Faith Lutheran Church, Brookfield, Ill., has supported 32 children from six schools in Ghana's Lawra District by sending school uniforms, shoes, bags and supplies. Most were orphans, fostered by guardians who couldn't provide basic items to keep them in school. Tumwin Mara has fostered four of her sister's children. "I am finding it difficult to share the little food for the house among my own children and my sister's children because my husband and I are also poor," Mara told a Ghana newspaper.
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