Zainabu We heard that there was a young widow with a small child who was in trouble and needed help so we went out to check on her. She is HIV positive and was not taking the medicine and is alone after the death of her parents. She was living in a small unsafe room with a large hole in the wall. It was a small dark, rough cement room with no electricity. We could barely see to one side of trhe room. She cooked with a small charcoal cooker. She was severely depressed and we told her to please find a church and find some friends. We bought her food and were able to see that she had very little food. We have put Zainabu into the MAP program and have built a chicken coop for her and bought her 40 chickens. We will buy food for the chickens for 6 months. After that time we hope she is able to take over buying the food. Her chicken/egg business costs $550.
Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They are easier to ignore before you see their faces. It is easier to pretend they’re not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes.