Maleka is tired. With a sleeping baby in one arm and another child pulling at her side, it’s easy to see that this young mother of four boys, who doesn’t even know her own age, has lived a life well beyond her years. Unable to afford their own home, Maleka and her family live in a small room attached to her father-in-law’s house. Of her four children, who are often sick with high fevers, stomach pains and body aches, Maleka can only afford to send one of her sons to school.
“We are just barely surviving,” she explains about the health and state of her family, “We struggle without enough food to eat…this is my reality, you can see how difficult my life is.”
When her abusive husband disappears for weeks at a time, Maleka spends her days fearing his return. Although she tries to take out loans to help support her family and treat her baby’s pneumonia, she has not been successful. “In my suffering no one comes to help me…no one even listens to me,” says Maleka.
God has not forgotten Maleka, or the people of Hindu Para, however. And with your partnership, they will experience true transformation and realize their full potential.