Raziyah’s face was radiant as she recounted her story to yet another neighbor. Overwhelmed by the goodness of God, joy and gratitude overflowed through her lips.
A goat’s bleating punctuated their conversation as it stretched to reach the leaves of a nearby shrub. Kids bounded after their mother in search of milk. Raziyah smiled.
Just a few years ago, Raziyah’s home had been overwhelmed by dread, with little to smile about.
House Plagued by Poverty, Sickness
Raziyah and her husband, Maalik, seemed to be better off than many in Asia, owning a little property and some cattle. But these weren’t enough to keep them out of poverty. Like many laborers in Asia, Maalik couldn’t properly provide for his wife and two small children. He could do little more than put food on the table. And that burden weighed on him.
In South Asia, more than 383 million people live at or below the poverty line, making just $1.90 a day. It’s hardly enough to provide nutritious meals for growing children, or education to help growing minds better themselves and break out of the cycle of poverty. Education could someday help his children earn a better living, but how was he to pay for their schooling? How could he give them a better future?
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