Happy new year!
Thank you to everyone who came through for the two mamas who were in crisis at the end of 2019. Mama A had left her abusive husband and was living in her shop with her children and Mama N’s sewing machines had been confiscated by the landlord because her husband had not paid his share of the rent.
Thanks to your generosity, we were able to restock the shop in time for the busy holiday season and help Mama A earn enough money to support herself and her children as well as enjoy Christmas together. She is also able to use her earnings to keep the shop well stocked so that she can save some money to pay for the new school year which begins in February.
Mama N was also able to pay the arrears on the rent and reclaim her machines in time for the intake of her new tailoring students. The tuition from the students and the earnings from her own tailoring will help her continue to pay the rent and support her two small children.
Three other projects that have moved forward in the past month:
Cissy has started to build the extension to her restaurant and is cooking full time with the supplies she received through the generosity of Leola C’s sponsorship. Once all is running smoothly, Cissy will receive the final item for her restaurant: a popcorn machine.
Sarah’s goat pen is built so they don’t have to sleep in her kitchen anymore! She has also added 3 more goats to her heard, and adult male, an adult female and a female kid. She is very excited about the pen and about the prospect of having a growing business! Thank you Mary W. for your sponsorship.
Christine’s chickens are growing so much and doing so well (she lost very few) that she is having to build an extension to her coop to accommodate all of them!
Thank you again to everyone who has been so supportive of these amazing women who desire what all mamas do – the best for their children. Webale Nnyo!