Imagine waking up each day and being the sole provider of ten children. Imagine the weight of that kind of responsibility. How much time would you waste?
Sakina Mulamba is an intelligent 48-year-old woman who is a single mother to ten children. She is a rape survivor who tragically contracted HIV but did not let that stop her from pursuing her own business. Sakina got a microloan from Home of Hope and began a cooperative for supplying water to the villages around Goma, Congo. She is the only woman in her area to run such a successful project and was even able to purchase a bike used for delivering water.
On top of all of that, she has remarkably grown her business to employ 80 other women! The women working alongside Sakina are able to provide the basic needs for their families and save three dollars per day. This is a considerable amount of money in this nation. What a beautiful story of God’s redemption is displayed through Sakina’s life.
Home of Hope is a non-profit organization that helps children and one way we are doing this is by helping their mothers through the Tumaini Project.
Article by: Bethany Caldow