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francis Francis Foday Kanu was born on the 12th May 1992 in Kenema district east of Sierra Leone.He grew up on the diamond mines of Tongur fields where he was staying with his grandfather and his three brothers and three sisters. Francis’ mother suffered from leprosy.  He left school when he was in the fourth grade.He encountered Christ at a very young age, a decision which saw him driven from his home by his grandfather who was a Muslim. Francis was disowned and made homeless.  He found himself on the streets of Freetown doing odd jobs for market women. He spent most of his time at the Dove court market, helping the women with their wares. He later decided to throw dirt for people to make ends meet. Read More...
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