Zubeda – Successfully Completed

One of the Neema Village nannies asked that we check on a homeless widow with five children.  The nanny had let the family stay in a small mud room with no electricity or water.  The children were not in school because Zubeda had no money for school uniforms or lunches.  As we talked with her, the room was dark and depressing and Zubeda could barely hold her head up as she told us how her husband had died and the landlord at her house had kicked her out.  She had been begging on the street and around the neighborhood  The children were extremely malnourished and dirty.  Our first step was to move her into a house.  Then we bought clothes for the children, their school uniforms and were able to get them into school.  Now Zubeda has started a used clothing business.  In a country where very little help is offered by the government it is Christians who step in to help.

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)