Meet Modibo and Djeneba
Children: Awa (10), Ousmane (9), Salimata (8),Cheick (5), Mamadou (3), Sira (3 months)
Description of home: The family lives in a 3-room closed-off mud home; the family has access to a traditional latrine on their property.
Water source: The family has access to a well just 20m from their property. For washing, the family uses water from a traditional borehole on their property.
Means of transport: Modibo and Djeneba own a bicycle; to travel to bigger villages, they borrow a car from the village.
Distance to nearest health centre: The closest health centre is in a neighbouring village, located 18km from the family.
Means of earning a living: Agricultural activities (millet, sorghum, corn and cotton), livestock and petty trading of consumer goods and firewood.
Literacy of parents: Modibo is partially literate; Djeneba is illiterate.
Education level of children: All of the school-aged children of the family are enrolled in school and know how to read and write; those who are younger than 6 years are enrolled in the newly established preschool.
Hopes and dreams: “We would like Plan’s support to strengthen the capacity of our teachers and we would also like support to keep girls in school.”