Jeremiah is a 5th grade student at the Annie T. Doe Memorial Academy. He lives near the school with his five sisters and is being raised by his aunt. Jeremiah’s parents do not live close, so he doesn’t see them often. He wants to be an electrician when he is older.
When Jeremiah isn’t studying his school lessons from his notes or practicing his spelling, he helps out by fetching water for his family in a country where access to safe drinking water is rare.
Ten years after the Civil War in Liberia ended, just 1 in 4 Liberians has access to safe drinking water according to the World Health Organization. The war destroyed the water and energy infrastructure in Liberia and outbreaks of water borne diseases like cholera occur regularly.
A student sponsorship will enable Jeremiah to continue his free education at the Annie T. Doe Memorial Academy and further his goal to become an electrician. As a professional electrician, Jeremiah will be able to help his country re-build its energy infrastructure and deliver safe drinking water to his home and other communities.