Eva was very tired and depressed when Anna and some volunteers from Neema Village came to see her.  You can see the depression on most of these women’s faces as they are barely able to look up they are so embarrassed and ashamed by what has happened to them.  Her husband had left her and Eva had come to town to find work but when her boss found out she was pregnant he let her go. She started sleeping at different friend’s houses but had nothing for the baby.  Anna bought a bed for the baby.  She has been coming to Neema for classes.  The first thing they learn is that God loves them and wants a better life for them, that they are worth more than this.   Now Eva says she is ready to start a business.  She wants to do a small food shop cooking lunch for people.  These small food shops selling rice and beans, meat sauce and vegetables on the street do very well.

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