March 14, 1996
Nuru is a 21-year-old young man who lives in Kumbo, Cameroon. He is one of eight children in his family. He has four brothers and three sisters. He lives with his parents and siblings in a mud-brick house with earthen floors and a metal roof. His father is elderly and unable to do much work. Nuru has been unable to attend school regularly because of his family's poverty, but is currently in grade six at the government high school in Kumbo. His best subjects are Science and Chemistry. He enjoys playing football with his friends. At home, he is responsible for collecting firewood and helping with the gardening chores. He would like to be able to continue his education because he would like to become a nurse or doctor. At the Kumbo Sponsor Site, the Sisters of St. Therese of the Child Jesus use sponsorship funds to provide proper nutrition and medical care. Children also receive educational support to help them in their studies.