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RECIPIENT: Kou Wonyea – Age (she doesn’t know her age)

EMPOWERED BY: Janice O’Brien

Kou is 64 years old and lives in Gehwee, Liberia. In 2014, Kou lost both her son and her brother to Ebola. Kou is raising 3 of her son’s children whom are ages 7, 5 and 4 years old. She is also raising 2 of her brother’s children. Kou told Girl Power, “ah nah ben ezy on me n leh chilren oh”. (It has not been easy on me and the children). Thanks to Shannon Kaszuba, Erin O’Brien, Heather O’Brien and Lindsey for sponsoring Kou as your mother, Janice O’Brien’s Christmas gift. Kou will be starting her own business to help sustain she and her grand children.