Catherine from Kenya is 46 and married to 80 year old Simon. They have had a hard life.

They have ten children including 3 pairs of twins and survive on an acre of land as their home and for farming. Many of the children have dropped out of school due to lack of money for fees and other basic needs, joining their mother in looking for casual work to survive.  On top of this, their meagre home was collapsing and they had nowhere else to live.

When our partner’s Mercy and Justice’s local committee members saw what had happened to this family, they were moved to tears and decided to intervene. Sixty-four committee members began collecting materials to build a new house for the family and our partners stepped in and used funds to pay for a roof.

One of the family’s neighbours was left speechless when she saw what was happening and said: “I am still wondering how you identified this family which has looked abandoned to fate for a long time. I am deeply moved by your support and I am going to join so I can help others.”

Catherine, the wife and mother said: “I am so grateful to God for this blessing which I know nobody could have done without God touching them. I promise to be more committed to the fellowship and work together with others in changing our village for the better.” 

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