Pigs Produce Sustainable Hope for Families in Need
Uganda – Safina, a grandma from Uganda, lamented: “As a grandmother taking care of three orphaned grandchildren, life has not been easy for me and my husband.”
When Safina lost her son and his wife to HIV/AIDS, life took a terrible turn. Their tragic deaths left Safina and her husband with three orphans to look after. As an elderly couple who depended on subsistence agriculture for their survival, they only grew enough food for their consumption, and a little bit extra to pay for their basic needs.
Irrigation Microenterprise, a Relief to Rice Farmers
Haiti – Each year, periods of drought plague the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, threatening to drown struggling farmers like Emmanuel in poverty.
Life hasn’t been easy for Emmanuel. Working as a rice farmer in a dry, arid part of Haiti has caused ongoing financial pressure for his family. In addition, he suffered three severe accidents that tested his faith in God. But through it all, Emmanuel continued to trust the Lord, lead his family, and serve in his church. Leaning on God throughout these challenges strengthened the faith of Emmanuel and his family.
Hope Rises from a Dump in Kenya
Kenya – Although it’s still dark, Juja Road is filled with early-morning crowds traveling to work and school from the slums of Nairobi. Many backpack-laden children hurry off to school, creating a sea of brightly colored school uniforms.
Dorah was one of those kids traveling along Juja Road to the Mathare Community Outreach (MCO) School in the Mathare Valley slum. She would often leave at 6:00 a.m. to catch a dangerous, public van. When her family had no money, Dorah would walk almost four miles to school.