Today we’d like to share the story of another brave mother. Pauline lives in Gourcy in northern Burkina Faso, is 38 years old and has three children. She did not have an easy upbringing and was forced to drop out of school when her parents could no longer afford tuition. Today, she is committed to providing her children with an education. She works hard to be able to send her children to school so that they can have a better life.
Paulina’s work day starts early in the morning. She comes to the on-site kitchen to make gonre, a bean dish she later sells in the school canteen. As soon as she’s done, she heads to the garden to water the vegetables. She then tends to the house. “Working in the Good Factory garden gives me peace of mind that I will be able to provide my children with everything I didn’t have growing up. I use the money I earn for my children’s school fees, and I put the rest aside in case they need a doctor someday,” she tells us.
Thanks to your support, we’ve been able to successfully develop the agricultural project in Gourcy, which continues to provide the poorest residents with opportunities they wouldn’t have otherwise. Thanks to you, Paulina isn’t forced to choose between getting food or sending her children to school. Working in the garden has truly changed her life.