Our guardians are changing their lives. 86% of our 50 guardians are self sustaining women. That’s forty-two women who are able to provide for themselves and their families! That’s forty-two families that have hope for tomorrow because they have the knowledge and skills to lift themselves out of poverty. We are so incredibly blessed to watch God work in the lives of these women. This is the story of Ruth, as told by Mary, our community advocate. Ruth was placed suddenly into a situation where she had extra children to provide for and no way to do so. She is an incredible woman!
“A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.” – Eleanor Roosevelt.
“These great words by Roosevelt, best describes the life of Ruth; who is the guardian of Geoffrey, Esther, Immaculate and Isaac Ongeri. After her sister in law Linet Kerubo went to be with the Lord, Ruth was forced to take the motherly role to these wonderful children. She had no job or skill that could help her. It was not easy for her to take good care of her late sister’s orphaned children, bearing in mind that Ruth was not employed and also had a one year old son. However, the thought of seeing her late sister’s children sleep hungry always sent chills down her spine. Never had life challenged her and pushed her to the corner. She had to find a way out from the situation she was in.
“Ruth prayed to God as things got overwhelming for her. She prayed to God for a new door of opportunity to open; so that she could be able to take good care of her late sister’s children.
“God answered her prayers, as Project 82 rolled out the sewing project. She immediately enrolled to the class and within a few months she was among the best students in her class who had been empowered with sewing skills and growing from strength to strength. She has been able to transform what she has learnt in class into a thriving business venture. Ruth now makes and sells petticoats in the local market.
“We thank God for all that have been able to support the sewing project in Molo. Your support is having a big impact in families that were at the verge of entering the dungeon of abject poverty. You too can join us to support this wonderful initiative in Molo, so that we can have many success stories like Ruth Moraa and also continue to open new doors of opportunities through empowering the women in Molo.”
-Mary, Molo Community Child Advocate