Neema #2

This young mother was desperate when she escaped an abusive marriage and returned to live with her grandmother. In one small room, her sister and 2 brothers plus her three youngest children with the Bibi all lived together. The old Bibi had the only bed with a used thin foam mattress and Neema, the mother, slept on the concrete floor while her children slept on a thin piece of foam. The kitchen was in a corner with a few pans where she cooked with fire on the dirt floor. When Anna, our MAP Director, and Nicky and Abby Thomas volunteering from Australia, went to see her they could find no food in the house. They were told the mother didn’t eat so her children could. Neema Village through our MAP program will set her up in a small egg business so she can stay at home with her children. When you lift a woman from such poverty as this, you not only change her world, you change ours. Bless those of you who help with our MAP (Mothers Against Poverty) program.

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