June 5, 2004
Maurice is one of five children and only boy in his family. He lives with his father and sisters in a three-room mud house that has gravel floors and a thatched roof, in Nandom, located in the Wa district of the Upper West Region of Ghana. Maurice is in grade six and his best subject is Math. His favourite activities are reading books and playing football with his friends. At home, he is responsible for collecting and carrying water for his family. Maurice would like to become an army officer someday. At the Nandom Sponsor Site, sponsorship provides children with proper nutrition, educational support, and medical care. The site works to combat poverty in the community that occurs due to poor soil and farming conditions.