Your sponsorship provides a widow with:
- Medical care for both her and the children
- To start income generating activities
- Access to mosquito nets to both mothers and their children
- Clothes, blankets
- House rent
- Good shelter
Rose is a widow whose husband died of HIV/AIDS in 2006 leaving her with four children. Now she depends on farming and selling jack fruits and cooked maize for survival and she has no other income generating activities apart from the ones mentioned above. Rose is not able to provide all the basic and scholastic materials for her children. She needs help with medical care, enough food, and school materials, and she would really love her children to get enough help that can change their lives. That is why she is appealing for anyone who can sponsor her and the children too.
Namwase is a widow who earns her living through farming. Although she is old she has to force herself to do gardening because she has no other choice. She has no one to help her and she is also taking care of her sister’s child, her sister having died of HIV/AIDS. So she is forced to struggle so much in order to cater for this child.
Mangeri lost her husband, who died of AIDS. She is still trying to care for her three children but they are now staying with their aunt since life became hard for Mangeri and she could not support them. Mangeri nowadays goes around in people’s homes to wash, clean and do other simple work to raise a little help for her support.
She is not able to care for all her children, that is why she is in need of any one to who can sponsor her and her children as well.
Name: Namubiri Bawa Rachael
Rachael is a widow with 5 children who are all under her care. Rachael supports her children by collecting firewood and distilling local alcohol, which generates little money, not enough for all her family basic needs. She sleeps with her children in a small room which she rents for $45 dollars per month.
Jane is 65 years old and is taking care of two children. When our team had a discussion with Jane, she told the team that she is becoming less able to struggle for her two grandchildren left by her daughter when she died of AIDS. However, Jane earns a living by selling firewood and local alcohol. The money Jane earns from firewood and local alcohol cannot sustain all of them as a family, but Jane’s husband died in 2000 of kidney failure and the situation her family is in is desperate. They need our prayers and support.
Jane is a widow who lost her husband in 2004 due to HIV/AIDS. His death left her with five children, which is a big burden to her since all these children need basic needs and schooling too. Jane farms on a small piece of land which can only produce small amounts of crops for her and the family. But due to other needs and the family situation, she is forced to sell some of her crops in order to meet family needs. When our team of JILM visited Jane, she said that she wants to start some income-generating activity that can help her and the kids go back to school, but she has no capital and she would like for anyone who can sponsor her to come to her rescue.
Merissa is an old widow who lost her husband some 12 years years back. She is a farmer. She also depends on her son who can provide little help to her since he has also a family of 4 children and they all depend on him. Merissa’s health is becoming weak since she does a lot of work at home and has no one to help even with garden work. She is in need of anyone who can help her to get all the basic needs for life.