Since Rebecca set up a business with our help – selling soap, sugar, cooking oil and pancakes that she makes herself – in less than a year she has been able to afford to send two of her other children to local schools and to move her family to a two-bedroom home instead of the previous one small room. That's her business stall in the background by the side of the road.

She has five children (one attends the CoH school) and she says she is so grateful to be able to support her husband and provide for the family.

We love this form of social impact and the speed in which it can take place. It's a terrific spin-off from our main work of educating slum children, one that benefits the whole family as they together rise from the worst effects of poverty.

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