Hearing a story is moving, but to live that story is the momentum behind making change. I have survived extreme poverty and famine in one of the most destitute places on earth- my family and I had to drink dirty water to survive. As of today, there is still no electricity and no running water in my childhood village of Thyou. This experience has uniquely shaped my life and I felt God’s call to help people (like I once was) help themselves.

Not only did I live it, but have always dreamt that someday poor children in all villages of Burkina Faso would have the opportunity to drink clean water and be able read and write. My dream has come true through Feeding Nations Through Education (FNTE).

At FNTE we don’t just give, we equip and train people on how to best profit from what we provide. Rather than giving people what they need, I believe that helping them help themselves is central to eradicating poverty in our current world. A goal such as this makes education a necessity for all. Nelson Mandela once said, Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world. I concur and believe education is gold and the only way lasting development can be fostered.

I appreciate you for taking time to learn about Feeding Nations Through Education and invite you to join my lovely team in making a significant and lasting difference.

Thank you and God bless you,
Alfred Koala

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