Thomas Awiapo

Thomas Awiapo: Time with Friends in Burkina Faso and Ghana

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The Da Souza family interacting with project beneficiaries in Burkina Faso. Photo by CRS staff

The Da Souza family, friends and great supporters of CRS, along with CRS staffer Alison Judd, spent 10 days in Burkina Faso and Ghana. They visited many CRS projects, interacted with partners and beneficiaries of the various projects in both countries.

It was deeply rewarding for them to find out that their family’s financial support for CRS really makes a great impact on the lives of people and their communities. The delegation returned home a couple of days ago. I am glad they are all back home safely.

We know it took a lot of energy, time, resources and sacrifices to make this trip and I thank you all for taking the trip despite the challenges. I must admit that every moment spent with you during your visit was like a glimpse of paradise, an embrace of solidarity, an epiphany of joy and happiness.

– Thomas Awiapo
As a child in Ghana, Thomas Awiapo was a beneficiary of CRS school feeding programs. Now, as an adult, he works for CRS Ghana and travels to the U.S. annually to tell his inspiring story to American Catholics at schools, parishes and communities. Thomas will be a featured guest blogger and will be reporting from Ghana about the issues he witnesses firsthand.

Watch the video: Empowered for Life: The Thomas Awiapo Story.

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