Convoy of Hope is celebrating International Day of the Girl, a day that acknowledges the challenges girls face and defends their rights.
Supporting girls is central to Convoy of Hope’s work to end poverty and hunger. We believe in strengthening young women like Oriana in Burkina Faso. Someday, she and millions of girls will change their communities, countries, and our world for the better.
Oriana’s sweet, shy smile lights up when she talks about her classes. “I like science best. I find it easy. But I like to study anything. Being in school makes me so happy.”
Oriana knows she is fortunate to attend school. Her parents, like many other adults in Burkina Faso, are farmers. Their livelihoods are dependent on the fickle West African weather. During the rainy season, storms can wash away seeds and knock down crops. In the dry season, a hot wind blows from the Sahara. Food security is tenuous, and families often worry about where their next meal will come from.
Thanks to Convoy of Hope and our partners in Burkina Faso, Oriana doesn’t have to worry about whether or not she will eat during difficult times. Rain or shine, she knows she’ll receive a meal at school.
Thank you for being part of Oriana’s solution. Because of partners like you, we’re helping vulnerable children like her become everything they were born to be.