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Rufus: S842-KPA

October 2022


Nine-year-old Rufus wants to be a scientist one day.  He is in the second grade and lives in Kparblee, Nimba County, with his mother and has several siblings who live in the capital city, Monrovia, with their grandmother.  Raising children from economically struggling households is a shared responsibility among extended family members.  Rufus is in second grade.  His chores include pounding the chaff off freshly harvested r rice in a large mortar, hauling firewood, washing clothes and dishes.  Suffice to say Rufus is a wonderful helper to his mother who does subsistence farming. Sponsored by: Lori Fischer Hall  

Photos of Rufus Throughout The School Years: