Penina

Penina is 21 years old. This beautiful young woman was working on the street supporting herself, her 88 year old grandmother and an aunt with Downs Syndrome and her own 2 year old son.  Penina has heard about Jesus’ love for her and knows about his power to save her life.  The family was living in a mud house that was falling down but the uncle who owned the house has now kicked her out.  Before she moved someone stole all her goods including a stove which we had bought for her.   It was an unsafe neighborhood so we were glad to be able to move Penina away from the area.  She is now attending classes offered in the Mothering Center at Neema.  She speaks good English and wants to start a Hair Dressing and Beauty business. We will send her to a 4 month Beauty School where she will get a certificate when she passes her classes. The school cost 690,000TSH or about $350 for school and $100 for 4 months transport. Her total schooling will cost $450.


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.
David Platt