Rita’s mother didn’t know where to turn when her husband passed away, leaving her to care for seven children in rural Uganda. The children went to a government school, but still had fees to pay in order to go to school. They worked hard, making coal from firewood and selling it in town to help out with the family needs. Eventually, Rita was sponsored and was able to fulfill her dream of becoming a teacher. Today, she is a certified teacher at Amazing Grace Primary School, one of Hope Africa International’s partnering schools in Uganda. Rita is giving back to the program and her country by serving as a teacher and supporting her mother, nieces and nephews through the income she is earning. Sponsorship is one of the best solutions to alleviating poverty as it addresses the educational, physical and spiritual needs of children who are the future!