published in PovertyWomen / Girls on November 21, 2018

Pushing us from behind

Melanie lost her husband and son to war, and her daughter to sickness. Despite this pain, and having very little, she now cares for orphans. Melanie shares her story…

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“I am a widow, and this makes my living very hard.

The rebels came and stabbed my husband and shot my son. I felt so very sad – even my children could not comfort me.

My daughter died when she was 10 years old. I am so poor, I did not have money to take her to the hospital.

I take care of some orphans.  We have no means to survive.

LWF came and gave me a container for water, some seeds and a hoe.  I am growing a kitchen garden. They also give me literacy lessons.

Thank you to all the people who are pushing us from behind, and helping us make progress!”

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