Ep. 88: "Dreams Come True & Our Child Development Center Launch in Ghana Featuring Owen Githanga"

This is a very special interview with an amazing and inspirational story featuring Owen Githanga of Compassion International.

This is a very special interview with an amazing and inspirational story featuring Owen Githanga of Compassion International. You will want to stay tuned for this!

Recently, my wife Julie and I fulfilled a dream of being able to fund a Child Development Center in Ghana supporting 200 children. This episode explains the “why” along with the impacts of a Child Sponsorship as explained by Owen who grew up in the outskirts of Nairobi Kenya. On the show today, we discuss:

✔ Owen’s dream of becoming an Accountant and why it seemed impossible

✔ His difficulties of living in severe poverty in Kenya

✔ How Compassion International changed his life and that of his family

✔ Why my wife Julie and I decided to fund a Child Development Center

✔ Why Owen was very hesitant to write “Accountant” in his “My Plan for Tomorrow” book and how a teacher helped him overcome that fear

✔ What it was like for my wife and I to meet a sponsored child and her Mom in Ecuador whom we had known for 11 years through correspondence

✔ How Owen went on to earn a Bachelors degree in Accounting from the University of Nairobi, a Master of Accountancy at North Dakota State University, and his CPA license

✔ From severe poverty to sponsoring other children in need and how things have come full circle for Owen

✔ More…

To learn more or to get involved, please visit: https://truckingtower.com/giving-ci/

To your success.

Andy Hedrick CEO


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