Meet our new Community Helping Hand!
Christine is our second Pursue Community Helping Hand and we are delighted to have her on board. Christine has already thrown herself into the work; regularly visiting the widows we work with and facilitating weekly meetings for them. Our Community Helping Hands play a vital role as they speak the local language (as well as Swahili and English) so are able to to interact with community members on a deeper level.
There are times when we come across a situation so desperate that we have to make a choice. Do we choose to look away and do nothing, or do we offer what little we can to make somebody's life better? Our team encountered a situation this month which they could not ignore: a lady in the community who was living in complete squalor and completely infested with jiggers. The jiggers had buried into her arms and legs making walking and basic tasks impossible. Our dedicated team have made it their mission to visit this woman each week and help her to be free of the jiggers that have been eating her alive. Removing and treating jiggers is painstakingly long work, but it will be worth it to see this woman able to walk again.
More photos from this month:
Our two widows groups had food together and shared their experiences.
Arts and Crafts as part of the weekly meeting.
One family receive their household gifts as part of our Pursue: Better Living programme.
A kind donation from an individual enabled us to build a house for a widow in need.