Caroline is a client from the Mikindani area of Mombasa and is an active member of the support group which helps her by providing counseling, assistance, a shoulder to lean on, and hope. Her first born son Austin is also a client at the clinic and has been received school fees to help cover his education. He's graduated from the Teacher’s College and is currently waiting to be employed by the Ministry of Education.
We are so proud of Austin! He has come so far from the young boy who was so sickly and who didn't think he'd survive. Both he and his mom were worried about his life, as he'd contracted HIV at birth and had gone a long time without proper care. Now, to see him! What a fantastic story of survival and dreams coming true!
Now, Caroline is part of a project where moms are trained in budgeting and business management so that her children will no longer require assitance from AFCA. She is now running a vegetable business and it’s helping her to meet the basic needs of her family (2 other younger children are included in the family). She has been purchasing the vegetables from our project farm at a subsidized price and she resells them at market value. This helps our farm project grow and it helps her provide for her family. Better yet, she knows that she has been given an opportunity that so many desperately want - to start her own business. Even though it is small at this point, her wish that she will expand her business in future.
Thank YOU so much for contributing to this project which is not only giving a future to families, but is also feeding little ones who need food. Together, we are making dreams come true and we couldn't do it without you. We trust this project will keep growing so that more and more families can have the same feeling of accomplishment and hope as Caroline's.
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