Bursting into dance is not something you would think Fatu Kabiaa would do.
After all, memories of the devastating Ebola outbreak which killed eight are still fresh within the small community of 42 families. One of the eight was her husband, who she loved dearly.
But she is thrilled by the visit of one of our local church partners who came to help them grow more food and help them with their poverty.
Before AEL arrived at this village their primary source of income was growing and processing palm oil. “If too many people were selling it, the prices went down, and we all suffered,” Fatu recalls.
The local church helped the community grow all kinds of new market crops.
Not only have people improved their economic situation, the church also helped restore relationships within the community. Fatu explains, “Before our training, we gossiped a lot. We were jealous of each other. Now, everybody helps each other.”
Through their service and support, AEL shared the love of Christ in a powerful way. In fact, we are excited to share that the community leader, an ex-military officer, asked if a church could be started in the community!
Fatu may have lost her husband, but she rejoices when she thinks of the hope that has arrived!
You can impact a family’s life by bringing an end to poverty
When the Ebola virus hit Kadijah’s village, many children had lost their parents and family members. Kadijah and her husband tried to do everything they could for the community, including adopting six orphaned children. Thanks to an innovative farming program offered by a local church, the family is rising above hunger and extreme poverty.
When Aminata heard about six children in their village who lost their parents to the Ebola virus, she determined to help. Aminata decided to welcome the six orphaned children into her home. But with a total of 12 mouths to feed, Aminata was worried. How was she going to provide for so many when they had so little? It was while attending church one day that everything began to change.