Desperate Times for a Young Widow and Mother
Ache lives in Allaguei Village, located in the southern tropical region of the landlocked nation of Chad. The village is home to 118 families who live in extreme poverty.
Families in Allaguei feed and support themselves by growing small crops, raising animals, and occasionally fishing. Ache is a member of the Agricultural Group, and she works hard as a farmer. It is difficult to make an income with farming where she lives because the region is prone to both frequent drought and seasonal flooding, as well as pests that destroy crops. There is no local market to sell produce.
With so many obstacles to earning a sufficient income, Ache continues to work hard because she has six children to feed. She is 26 years old, and her husband died from a snake bite, leaving her alone and without any support from his family or other resources.
Living in extreme poverty, without enough income to feed her children, could make Ache desperate, but she relies on God to provide for her family. She is an example of the woman written about in 1 Timothy 5:5 ...
“The widow who is really in need and left all alone puts her hope in God and continues night and day to pray and to ask God for help.”
Ache said, “Something I appreciate about the work of World Concern is that when you came to our village people were not very united, but now they have one heart and one vision for the transformation of the village.”