Kofi

Three month old Kofi lives with his grandmother and two uncles in Assakae, a village in Western region of Ghana. His 14 year old mother left him when he was 2 months old and nobody has heard from her since. His grandmother has no means of feeding him so a kind neighbor has been preparing maize porridge for him. His grandmother walks almost 3 hours to a neighboring village with Kofi on her back to cut wood to sell as firewood. Life has become very unbearable for Kofi and his family. They live in a dilapidated wooden structure which gets flooded when it rains. Since there is no ventilation, it is extremely hot in the room. Kofi’s grandmother said she needs help taking care of Kofi as she has no money to buy him milk or take him to the hospital for routine checkup.