Emy is 23 years old.  She was working as a housekeeper, and she became pregnant.  She continued to work there, until it was time to give birth.  She felt bad labor pains, so her boss sent her to Mount Meru Hospital.  The doctor recommended that she stay in the hospital, and she gave birth to a premature baby.  Emy stayed at the hospital for two months.  Her boss never came back because the bills were very high..  Emy was sent to Social Welfare and they helped Emy with the bills.  She did not know where to go or what to do.  Social Welfare called Neema.  She came and is staying in the MAP apartments, surrounded by other mommas in the program.  After one week, Emy’s baby got sick, so she was taken back to the hospital. After two weeks in the hospital her baby was not thriving and passed away.  Emy had a difficult time with the passing of her baby, but she has felt comforted and encouraged by the other MAP moms.  She is attending Bible studies and receiving weekly counseling.  Neema is giving Emy time to heal and will further discuss how we can help support her on her journey.  Once she is ready Neema will help her start a business.  You can help support Emy and other MAP (Mothers Against Poverty) moms by donating to the MAP program at Neema Village.

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
James 1:27 (NIV)