Leena made her way to a nearby tailoring center, hopeful she would find an avenue to fulfill a dream and help provide for her family of four. Who knows what Leena was thinking as she walked? Maybe she was nervous. Perhaps she fortified her resolve to ask if they would be willing to teach her how to sew. Many times, that desire had entered her thoughts and heart, and today she would see if it could become a reality.
Leena’s husband, Ahanu, worked as a cleaner on a private bus. Because it was a “low-quality, low-productivity job,” his earnings barely provided for the family’s most essential needs. Leena struggled to make sure her husband and two young children ate the recommended three meals a day that would nourish their bodies. And she could hardly ever buy the milk that her second-grader and 2-year-old needed to fuel their bodies and minds with the vitamins and minerals that would keep them healthy and strong.
Her one consolation was that her eldest child, Naomi, could go to school. Naomi probably wouldn’t have been able to get an education if Leena and Ahanu hadn’t enrolled her in Gospel for Asia (GFA World) child sponsorship program. The program took care of Naomi’s educational needs, supplying all the necessary items for school, such as pencils, notebooks and uniforms, free of charge. The program’s staff also made sure Naomi understood her school lessons, teaching her valuable skills that would help give her a more hopeful future —a future Leena wished she could give her children now.
Every step Leena took toward the tailoring center was for her family.
Sewing machines are simple tools that give people a way to build an income that will help put food on the table and get children through school.You can be part of fulfilling someone’s dream of breaking out of poverty by giving toward sewing machines.
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