Joseph has been waiting 331 days for a sponsor.
Joseph lives with his older sister and his parents in a one-room metal house in the district of Bo located in the southern part of Sierra Leone. Lack of access to clean water and electricity creates a daily challenge for the residents.
Most people in the area make a small living either farming their family plots or trading goods in the local markets. His father, however, is no longer able to work while his mother tends the house, so the family depends on support from their relatives. Joseph helps his sister with the family laundry.
Joseph is in class two at the local primary school. His favorite subject is English and loves to read. Joseph dreams of becoming a doctor when he grows up.
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