Joseph Ogwuche survived a motor accident that killed his entire family in 2001. He spent 5 months in hospital and lost his job as a result. Since then he has had a difficult time to support himself and is a seasonal manual laborer on farms (maize & cassava) in Makurdi.
Fourteen years since the accident his leg has still not healed properly as a result of the emotional trauma he suffered from the accident and a lack of proper nourishment required for his body to heal. His condition limits his ability to work as hard as he would like to.
Joseph lives from hand to mouth from kindhearted persons as his work is seasonal and the wages he receives cannot meet his basic needs for shelter, clothes and balanced meal. He was evicted because he could not pay the rent and now lives with a friend who is also struggling financially.
He dreams of a university education to give him a better chance in life. He was admitted to study economics in 2014 but has not had the funds to pay the fees. And educational Scholarship with seedling and farm tools to start his own farming will make Joseph Ogwuche self-reliant.