A Girl's Life

In this touching video, SHOFCO 6th grader Eunice discusses her dreams and hopes for her future, from visiting New York City to becoming a doctor. We know this bold, thoughtful, young leader will forge her path from poverty. Rose, the caretaker of SHOFCO's boarding house, Margaret's Safe Place, shares her beleif in the vast potential of SHOFCO students. Credit: the tremendously talented Josh Hayward

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