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Caring for Orphans and Creation

Kadijah is changing the story in Sierra Leone, one child and one field at a time

In 2014, the deadly Ebola virus spread like wildfire through Sierra Leone. By the time the epidemic ended in 2016, almost 4,000 people had died.

When the virus hit Kadijah’s village, many children lost their parents and family members. Kadijah and her husband tried to do everything they could for the community, including adopting six orphaned children. 

Before the epidemic, Kadijah and her husband were already struggling to feed their three biological children. But when she heard about an innovative farming program that could help her family gain a sustainable income, Kadijah immediately signed up.

Kadijah with her flourishing cassava crops.

As she enters the last year of the program, Kadijah shares with us how much she has learned. On their small plot of land, Kadijah’s family now grows nutritious, drought-resistant vegetables like cassava. She’s learned how to strategically plant their crops and make natural fertilizers. She is even able to sell their extra crops at the local market to pay for school fees and medicine for her children.

Kadijah also realized how much God loves her. “I have learned that I am God’s child. I now know that it is my duty to care for my family, my neighbours, and God’s creation,” Kadijah says.

Today, Kadijah tells us she is eager to learn as much as possible to keep providing for her family during the COVID-19 pandemic. She is hopeful for the future and wants all nine of her children to go to the best schools.

Because of our supporters, Kadijah and her family have overcome hunger and extreme poverty. They no longer have to rely on handouts or worry about where their next meal will come from. Kadijah has learned to put her trust in Christ, relying on Him for strength while she feeds orphans and cares for God’s Creation.

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