BIRTHDAY: May 2, 2014 SPONSORSHIP #: 2022-00-054HC

John Kerry is an eight year old second grader from the village of Kadas near Galette Chambon. He lives with his mother, three sisters, and one brother. To make money, his mother washes clothes for people. It is really hard work for very little money, but she does what she can with the little education that she has. His mother was never able to go to school because her parents couldn’t afford it. She wants so desperately for her children to be able to go to school so they will have better opportunities. John Kerry and his brother and his older sister are all looking for sponsors so that they can have a better future as well as help their mother out. They decided on their own to come to Hope Center and ask to be put on the sponsorship list. They know that if they are in school and eating, it will help their mother feel better about her role as a single mother and it will help her with feeding her children as well. John Kerry enjoys playing in the village with friends, working in the family garden, cleaning house, and going to church. His favorite subject in school is mathematics. When he grows up, he wants to become an engineer.