Joyce is 23 years old.  She is a widow with three children.  After the death of her husband her family treated her very poorly and unfairly.  When Joyce left, she was pregnant with her third child.  She began to work as a housekeeper.  She became very ill and was admitted to Kivulini Maternity Center for one month.  Her neighbors watched her two older children and then her mother came to take care of them.  After leaving the hospital she could not go and be with her family as her relatives were not willing to take her and her children in.  Joyce was unable to pay rent where she was and was about to be evicted.  The staff at Kivulini Maternity Center wanted to help so they paid her rent for six months and provided a food bundle.   After six months Joyce was still unable to provide for her children.  She found Neema Village and was interviewed and accepted into the MAP program.  Joyce needs to rest physically and emotionally.  She is currently staying in the MAP apartments and undergoing counseling twice a week.  When she is ready, she would like to open a business cooking food for others.  Can you help her start her business that will lift her out of poverty and give her the ability to provide for her children?

Update:  Joyce did very well and started a small shop instead.

When you leave this earth you can take nothing you have received, only what you have given.
St. Francis of Assisi