Meet Rosemary, a beautiful Tanzanian woman with daughters, ages 6, 9, and 12. Her three daughters were raped by a neighbor in 2014. All four of them face many challenges as they deal with “the sickness” as a result of the rape. Rosemary filed charges and the man is in prison. One child is living at a place called Happy Watoto, and the other two girls live with Rosemary but face mental challenges. Neema’s Map program set her up in a used clothing business, but the family of the rapist came and poured oil and petrol on the clothes to ruin her business. Neema has been supporting her through Outreach since March of 2018.
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.