Mama Nancy's Promises Kept
Ernestina- age 15
Rescued during Nancy's 2012 trip. After her rescue she was taken home where her family was still unable to care for her. Since the risk of her being re-sold to a fisherman was high, Nancy offered her family an opportunity for Ernestina to attend school and live at The Village of Life. Currently in a foster home in Accra, Ernestina is looking forward to her new room at our shelter.
Micheal- age 11
Rescued in 2012 with Ernestina and Akpene. Since both Micheal's parents are "fishermen" and live on the islands surrounding Lake Volta, Micheal was left with his aging grandfather who had no means to support him. Nancy offered to provide Micheal with a home full of peers and an education. Along with Ernestina, and Akpene he was brought to VOL in August 2012. Michael awaits his new home at our shelter.
Akpene- age 15
Rescued March 2012 during Nancy's first trip to Ghana. Since Akpene's family could not care for her after her rescue, she was taken to an orphanage in Accra. Instead of attending school, she was forced to work as a housekeeper at the age of 14. Nancy offered to move her to the Village of Life and attend school. She still resides there and hopes to one day become a nurse.
Eric- age 9
Precious Eric was rescued during Nancy's second trip to Ghana. While touring the shoreline along Lake Volta, PACODEP had Eric released into Nancy's hands and safely brought to The Village of Life before her very eyes! Now Eric is able to play and study with his peers at VOL.
A VERY special boy indeed. After a tour of Lake Volta, August 2013, there were so many haunting faces of the children left behind. One such face was that of Samuel...unable to forget his vacant eyes and the obvious pain of his existence, Nancy and her brother Adam insisted on his rescue. PACODEP provided an intensive, well-executed rescue four months later, and Samuel came to the Village of Life. The BEST Christmas gift EVER!! Samuel has since been thriving and happy at VOL!!
Paul-Joseph- age 12
From the Northern part of Ghana, this little boy had lost his father to an illness and was abandoned by his mother. Left with his aging grandmother he was sold to a cruel and abusive fisherman on Lake Volta. Whipped, starved and made to sleep with only a fishing net among chickens, Pa-Joe never lost his will to live. After learning of his dismal, abusive life on the Lake, PACODEP made an intervention and rescued him May 2014! Nancy was honored to sponsor this brave young boy! He has since been moved to the Village of Hope.