Kobby’s promising future


In 2012, Self-Help International staff met Kobby, 5, who had lost both parents at the age of two. Since then, he has been under the care of his grandmother, Agartha. He was visibly malnourished at the time and was put on the SHI feeding program. After being given high quality protein maize and vitamins, Kobby’s conditions improved tremendously.

Agartha confessed that there were times when she feared for her grandson’s life.  Thanks to his regular intake of quality protein maize and vitamins through the school feeding program, her hope for Kobby’s future is restored.

At the start of the 2013-2014 school year, Kobby enrolled in Kindergarten at the Worapong Basic School. Agartha says that the feeding program is what launched “Satellite Kobby” into orbit. Because of his improved health condition, Agartha believes Kobby will be able to enjoy a successful and full life. He has already promised to buy her a tractor for her farm when he is older.

Thanks to your generosity, Kobby and many other children in Ghana will be able to live a healthier life. With your help we are able to work towards our mission “to alleviate hunger by helping people help themselves”. Thank you for your support.