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Ukume – A Woman with an Abundance of Hope

A Story of Restoration and Hope

Before the local church stepped in, Ukume Boltana’s life looked bleak.

After her husband died, his family cast her out with no inheritance, so she didn’t have a mere penny to her name. With unpredictable work, she struggled to feed and provide for her son for nearly two decades. Even paying the 50 birr ($2.30) rent for a one room house was difficult.

The only asset she owned was a 6 x 20 metre plot of land she had bought many years ago. She had never thought to construct a house on it. It seemed utterly impossible.

But through a donor-supported Tearfund CCT initiative called the Nehemiah project, a local church was awakened and visited this poor women living in the community. In response to the Biblical mandate to care for widows and orphans (James 1:27), they saw Ukume’s living condition and supported her with grain, edible oil, and cash. Moreover, they promised to help build her a house on the land she owned. “While I’m not a member of their church, they came to help my problem,” said Ukume.

Our God is a God of restoration and He is truly using your donations to restore lives. Thank you for your incredible support of this project. 100% of CCT work is supported by individuals like you.

You can impact a family’s life by bringing an end to poverty

The solution to poverty is more than physical, it’s spiritual. Instead of handouts, you will be partnering with local churches to permanently lift families out of poverty. Will you join us?


Tearfund Canada
600 Alden Rd.,
Markham, ON L3R 3T7
t: 1-800-567-8190
e: connect@tearfund.ca


Charity Number: 108222191 RR 0001