Ivy lives with her widowed mother in the rural village of Chasiyatende, where the typical home is constructed from mud bricks, with a grass roof and mud floor. There is no plumbing, electricity or running water and they must collect their water from the river or an unprotected well. In Chasiyatende, Ivy will face many environmental and social challenges including malnutrition, AIDS and child abuse. Your sponsorship makes it possible for Ivy to attend school where she will receive nutritious food, basic health care and learn about God’s love for her. Ivy has done very well in school, especially in learning English. When Ivy is not busy helping with the cleaning or running errands, she enjoys swimming, playing basketball and reading. Please remember to pray for Ivy. Your love and support will help her receive the assistance she needs to develop to her full potential.