…The family did not know how things could get any worse.
However, after giving birth to a second daughter, Masara and Serena’s mother developed jaundice. Because of the family’s poverty, they could not afford the treatment at the hospital needed to save her life. She died when her baby was just 20 days old. In 35 days, Masara and Serena lost everything.
Death of Parents Cinches Girls’ Poverty
After the death of their parents, Masara and Serena went to live with Gnana, their grandmother. Gnana owned a small nut shop and worked hard to provide for her granddaughters; she even borrowed money from neighbors when she just didn’t have enough. At a time of life when she should have been cared for by her adult children, tragedy turned everything upside down.
When the girls reached school age, Gnana could not afford the textbooks, uniforms and other supplies required for the girls to attend school. Without a man in the house to provide for the girls in the future, she knew how important it was for the girls to get an education so they could later work to meet their own needs.
Grandmother Finds Hope to Raise Orphaned Granddaughters
Then, when it was least expected, a ray of hope and relief came into Gnana’s life. Spots in the local Gospel for Asia (GFA)-supported Bridge of Hope program were offered to Masara and Serena…
Learn more about how to sponsor and help children trapped in generational abject poverty who need a Bridge of Hope.
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