Aziza is 16 years old and has 2 children. She was working as a housekeeper. Aziza became pregnant. The parents of the family said they would take care of her. When she gave birth and the baby was handicapped, it was challenging, and the family did not like her because of her baby. The baby’s father ran away. The family told Aziza that they were moving away and that she needed to go back to her village. Aziza was scared and needed transportation to go somewhere. She went to stay with her grandmother and then to her sister and brother-in-law’s house. Aziza got pregnant again. When the man found out she was pregnant, he left her. After she gave birth, her sister called Neema, and we got in contact with her. She stayed at the MAP houses for almost one year, then we helped pay rent for a home and helped her start a small business of making healthy porridge for babies. She is now living close to her sister. Her children are both doing well. We hope to continue supporting Aziza and her family. You can support these MAP (Mothers Against Poverty) moms by donating to the MAP program at Neema Village.

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