Happy Justin -Happy is 30 years old and has 3 children. Her husband has abandoned the family. She had no home so she moved in with a friend. When Mariya first interviewed her she was selling carrots and fixing friends hair to make some money to buy food. She wanted to start a hair business. We put her in a school to learn to fix hair and she is now finished and ready to open a small shop. We are proud of her because she has already found a place for her business and gotten set up. When Mariya visited her shop a few days ago she had customers! We are paying her rent and giving her money for food until she gets her business going. Her business costs $750.
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.