Birthday: October 12, 1996 Sponsorship #: 2017-00-169S

Esdras¬†is a bright young man from the village known as “The Hill” at Hope Center. He is 21 years old and has never learned to read or write because there were no schools available that had the resources to teach him in the way that his special needs would require. Recently, his mother asked if we could make arrangements for him to be able to go to school, and we began to explore the options. If we could get two sponsors for Esdras, we could pay for him to have a private teacher. It wasn’t hard to find two sponsors at all! So now Esdras is going to school as one of Salomon’s students but he has his very own teacher who can teach him with the special attention he needs. Esdras is really excited about going to school for the first time in his life! He lives on The Hill with his mother, sister, cousin, and baby niece. His family raises and sells turkeys and they work a garden together. His father died in 2014 in a moto accident. His mother doesn’t have a constant source of income. To this family, it is a huge answer to prayer that Esdras is able to go to school!