A brighter future seems impossible when survival is on the line.
Terrorism forced Hamman and his family to abandon their former life and resettle in Nigeria’s Adamawa region to start anew. With his father out of the picture, 13-year-old Hamman was the man of the house and felt responsible for the survival of his mother and four siblings.
I am the first son, and the responsibility of my family rests on my shoulders. If I don’t take care of myself and them, nobody will.
Children like Hamman are suffering from the enormous inequities in our health and food systems.
Nearly 1 in 10 people globally live on less than $2 a day. When basic healthcare and nutrition feel far from reach, it is hard to imagine a brighter tomorrow, let alone a future.
The right support at the right time makes all the difference.
When Hamman saw women in his new village farming, he saw an opportunity to build a better future for his family and himself. With help from Helen Keller Intl, Hamman grew enough nutritious foods to feed his family and sell at the market for a profit. With his income he contributed to household expenses, while also sending himself to school, building a path out of poverty.
You can unlock children’s futures.
The Helen Keller community is working hand-in-hand with communities around the world to strengthen health and food systems. By removing barriers to nutrition, vision, and health, we’re helping children, like Hamman, to grow up strong and discover their true potential. You can help us deliver the right support at the right time.
Your gift today can do more than you ever imagined:
Malnutrition treatment ensures children like Sovannyta survive.
Farming tools and education help families like Hamman’s eat nutritiously.
Vitamin A protects children like Joyce from serious illness.
Vision screening and glasses allow children like Ajanie to pursue their dreams.
Help us empower the next generation of visionaries