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    Day 39

    New Home, New Hope

    No matter how much support you have, raising children takes an incredible amount of energy. For a single mother doing this all on her own, keeping it together day-by-day can be challenging. As anyone who works this hard knows, a helping hand never goes unappreciated.

    For one single mother in Uganda, Celestina, the challenges of daily life were getting to be too much to hold at once. Celestina is a single mother of six children bellow the age of 15 juggling all the details of raising a family. She works so hard, but with the prolonged rainy season, the family’s shelter has deteriorated quickly. Without the funds and time to fix it alone, she’s been unsure how to keep up.

    But the community leaders were looking out for Celestina, and they reached out for help in supporting the family. Together with the leaders, we were able to build a two-room house to keep the family safe and dry!

    Now, Celestina and her kids will be safe at night, and they’ll be sheltered from the cold. Plus, the home will be far easier to keep clean. As she put it, “I had no hope of getting better shelter, but today am thanking God for your support.” With this new home, we hope Celestina has a little less to worry about, plus a lot more hope.

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