Rafia is 35 years old and a widow. Her husband died from the sickness. She was kicked out from her husband’s family. We met her in a small mud hut room, all alone with her three children. One child stays with her, and her two other children stay at a different village in another region with their grandmother. Rafia wanted them to stay together, but that was not possible because of her financial struggles. Neema has helped support her by starting a vegetable stand business and paying rent. Her children are now all back with her. You can support these MAP (Mothers Against Poverty) moms by donating to the MAP program at Neema Village.

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)