In South Sudan, we helped Matilda to develop her literacy and numeracy skills. These skills enabled her to start the first medical clinic in her region and even hire a doctor. Today, more than 8,000 people can access healthcare for themselves and their children. Many of them are the most vulnerable and isolated in society, including widows. For them, the clinic really is life-changing.
All of this wonderful change is thanks to Matilda, and the chance she was given to get her education, and learn to read and write.
When you help a mother learn to read and write, you can transform an entire family – and community.