The last time the United Nations attempted to count the global number of homeless people in 2005, it was estimated that approximately 100 million people worldwide don’t have a place to live, and another 1.6 billion lack adequate housing. With urbanization, that number has only grown, and driven by poverty and other uncontrollable socio-economic difficulties, people end up on the streets fighting to survive. This is especially prominent in developing countries, and a world where everyone has a place they can call home seems unreachable.

Homeless people are stigmatized—therefore, they live their miserable lives in the shadows—but everyone has a story, and sometimes losing a home is beyond a personal choice. How often do you go up to a homeless person to them give a helping hand or simply hear them out? The De-Graft Johnson Foundation aims to change that. The charitable organization based in Ghana is trying to change lives one by one, and one of the people they gave another shot at life is Jasmine Turkson.

A homeless woman named Jasmine Turkson was found on the streets of Accra with two children in her arms and underwent a beautiful transformation. Jasmine ended up on the streets after not being able to provide shelter for her sons. Not only did she get a glamorous makeover that made her feel better, but she also was offered a new beginning with donated money and a place to stay.

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A homeless mother of two was found on the streets of Accra, Ghana

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Jasmine Turkson ended up homeless as she was not able to provide shelter for her family

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The struggling woman and her sons seemed unkempt when the local charity captured them in photos

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She was given a glamorous makeover and a chance at a new beginning by the De-Graft Johnson Foundation

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On August 25 of 2020, the De-Graft Johnson Foundation shared a transformation story on Facebook saying:

“A transformation of Jasmine Turkson, a lady we found on the streets of Mccarthy Hills in Accra. De-Graft Johnson Show listened to her and decided to give her a total make-over, some money for her upkeep and a place later she can call home… We call on all of you to join the fight as we share hope with the rest of the world.”

The De-Graft Johnson Foundation is a charitable organization based in Ghana that seeks to improve the welfare and health of the disadvantaged in our society.

The organization also donated some money for her upkeep and a place the family can call home

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Image credits: De-Graft Johnson Foundation

Image credits: De-Graft Johnson Foundation

The heartwarming makeover touched people on the internet