Our MAP houses are full and Heavenlight writes a new MAP Mom’s story:

Martha was forced by her uncle to get married to an 80yr old man after she had become pregnant and was abandoned by the father of her baby. The baby was born handicap so her uncle wanted to marry her off to the old Man. With no father no one will ever marry a single mother with a handicapped child {it is a shame but they see these children as a curse to their family} so the family wanted to get rid of her by marrying her to that old man! Martha is 22yrs old, a mother of one little precious girl named Neema.

Martha’s mother didn’t want that to happen to her daughter but there was nothing she could do {women don’t have many rights to say} so instead she helped her daughter to escape to a friend’s home. The “friend” found a job for her in Arusha. Martha had to travel to Arusha but unfortunately she lost the contact of the person that offered her a job when she arrived. So she started walking around with her baby on her back in the middle of the night with no destination because she knew no one in Arusha. Fortunately she met Good Samaritans who took her to their village leader, the leader decided to come to Neema Village for help and she is now a MAP MOM staying in the MAP apartments.

She is attending classes here at Neema Village including reading and writing class {she has never been to school} and also sewing classes, Bible classes and group therapy. Her daughter Neema is also going to our special needs Daycare. Both she and her daughter are doing very well, they both have the CUTEST SMILES ever {thanks to GOD they are able to smile now.)

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)