Raina sat counting the money sent from her husband, Ander. Like his last paycheck, it wasn’t much, perhaps barely enough to cover their expenses for that month. She looked up from the meager earnings and out to her field. Perhaps if she imagined hard enough, the field would be full of growing crops to sell. But, try as she might, Raina’s imagination alone wouldn’t bring in the money she desperately needed.
Farming for Her Life
Most of Raina’s life had been dominated by poverty, for she and her family belonged to one of the most underprivileged people groups in the region. They bore constant discrimination, abuse and deprivation, which had kept many of Raina’s people trapped in misery for generations. Despite laws put in place to protect Raina and her peers, they continued to endure harsh treatment and even harsher living conditions. Growing up without many of the opportunities and benefits other children possessed, Raina didn’t have much chance at a future without poverty.
But there had been one bright spot in Raina’s childhood. Thanks to her parent’s hard work, Raina had been able to attend school through the 10th grade, which was an opportunity many impoverished children didn’t have.
You can help alleviate their poverty and give them hope! By giving toward animals, such as goats, you can provide poor families with the means to increase their income and free them from a life of despair and destitution, while at the same time help them understand God’s love for them.
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