BUILDING A SOLID HOME
Four years later, Sharon listens to a radio in her home, which is now made of brick. Margaret says their mud home had begun collapsing. “One day the walls collapsed on me. Debris hit my chest, and by the time the children came, they found that I had been hit by a piece of the kitchen wall.” So Margaret’s oldest sons rebuilt the walls with brick. Margaret says if it weren’t for Sharon’s sponsor covering her school costs, the family wouldn’t have had enough money for the home repairs.
Sharon expands on her academics with vocational training at her Compassion center, which prepares her with even more future career options. She has learned to weave, crochet, knit, bake and tailor. Sharon serves as head prefect at her private high school, meaning she enforces the rules and offers leadership to the other prefects. Thanks to her sponsorship, she is pursuing her certificate in secretarial studies while she earns extra money working in a stationery shop.