Photos Mackline (far right) has chronic health issues and supports her three teenage children, David, Elikan, and Micah, as a tailor. As a Cornstalk grant recipient, Mackline was able to purchase a sewing machine and rolls of material to expand her business. Annah raises four grandchildren and hopes they might all be educated. She cultivates a small farm. With a tuition grant from Cornstalk, her two six-year old boys, Sharf and Briden, attended school last year. At age 62, Truphena is disabled from arthritis. A Cornstalk grant provided her treatment and medicines for one year. Mackline with her new sewing machine and rolls of cloth. Mackline with her new sewing machine and rolls of cloth, purchased with a grant from Cornstalk. Jelidah at her food stand. Rebecca, age 89, is disabled and dependent on well-wishers for sustenance. Her roof leaked into her sleeping area. A Cornstalk grant provided materials and payment to workers to replace the roof. Jane, age 66, is widowed and has the skills to sew aprons to earn money for food and rent. She does not have extra money to buy material. With a Cornstalk grant, she was able to pay her rent and buy five rolls of cloth to boost her business. Lillian, age 39, cooking maize over a new roaster purchased with a Cornstalk grant. Lillian, a widow, working at her food stand business. She requested a Cornstalk grant to buy a maize roaster for her business. Rebecca’s roof leaked into her sleeping area. Workers replacing Rebecca’s roof. Rebecca’s new roof. Esther, age 45, has chronic health issues and lives with her three children. She supports her family washing clothes. With a tuition grant from Cornstalk, Esther was able to send Joann and Maria, both age 9, to school last year. Rachel, age 77, is a widow and lives with her granddaughter, Lilian, age 21, an orphan. Rachel cultivates a small farm for daily sustenance. Lilian used a Cornstalk grant to attend a University class in Hotel & Hospitality Management. The grant paid for a student uniform, insurance, and books. All college students are required to buy insurance and a uniform to attend school. Jelidah, age 73, raises three orphaned grandchildren. Last year, Jelidah received a Cornstalk grant to build a food stand and buy vegetables to boost her business. A tuition grant from Cornstalk could help Vincent, age 9, attend school.