Evaline, pictured with Mariya Halapi, has two children. Her husband left her some months ago . She was living in a one room mud hut with a rusty tin roof and was two months behind in the rent. There was no food in the house, she was depressed and close to being evicted when Neema was called to help.
Now look at this hope filled young woman! After we told her we would help with the immediate needs of rent and food, we began talking with her about how she could make a living and support her two children. She decided to do a used clothing and vegetable stand. Rent and food for 6 months will be $222 USD and the bundle of clothes is $75. Evaline’s used clothing business is $297.00. It is beautiful to see the smiles on Evaline’s face now as she builds a future for herself and her children.
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.