A story from Geraldine for Easter…
Jane, age 31, is the mother of four children. The family have had a hard life because alongside poverty they have all had major health problems.
To make ends meet Jane makes colourful mats and she usually sells one a month for £2.80. Sometimes if she is lucky a neighbour might ask her to help them in their garden, and then she might earn £4 a week.
The family survive simply from the little maize, beans and sweet potatoes she grows in her garden, but sometimes she feels too ill to do this.
Jane told us a year or two ago that the only good moments in her life were when two of her boys were selected at different times for child sponsorship and an education. She knew they would at least get fed every day.
In February something changed. Jane received news that gave her hope. The news was unbelievable, and the joy on her face shows how excited she was.
Someone in the UK sent £5,000 for her and her children to have a 2-room brick-built house constructed. Now they are no longer condemned forever to live in one room with a mud floor and under a leaking tin roof with no outside toilet or water tank. Soon they will be living in luxury with a cement floor and a dry home.
A big thank you from Jane – and Quicken Trust – to this generous sponsor.