www.cafod.org.uk Mohammed’s Story Sierra Leone Mohammed is 14 years old and lives with his mum, dad, sisters and brothers in a small village in Sierra Leone. He was born in the middle of a civil war. When peace came, Mohammed and his family had no money, no food and no home. Their life is made more challenging during Sierra Leone’s “hungry season”. When I was hungry, we didn’t have any food in the home. I felt my stomach cry out in pain and my head turned. I felt weakness. I believe that God created us and gave us life. When we have no food, I pray to God to help us and to make provisions for us. CAFOD’s partner, Caritas Kenema, worked with Mohammed’s family to transform diamond mines into fertile farmland. With the food they grow from the land, they can survive Sierra Leone’s “hungry season.” School is very important for me because I can get a job and money and bring benefits to my parents. When I am older, I don’t want to be in this hardship any more... I would like to buy a home for my mother and father and for them to live with me so that I can support them. Mohammed wishes to have a better life and be able to help his parents more. What do you wish for?