Rebecca currently lives in Roc Roc Village. But for many years, she and her family went from village to village, fleeing the ongoing violence that plagues her nation still today. It was this violence that eventually killed Rebecca’s husband who was a soldier at the time. Not only is Rebecca a widow, but she has lost four of her eight children from various waterborne illnesses as well as malnutrition.
“We drink unclean water,” she explains, “… and the mosquitoes bite us openly without mosquito nets.”
Rebecca spends her days collecting leaves and grass to sell and gathers dirty water from a nearby pond. Although Rebecca has recently become a Christian, she still worries for her children’s safety and health and knows that they are in danger of becoming sick, like her other children did.
“I cannot read,” Rebecca explains, “… it is a person who can read who knows about the future, but for me, I just look up to God for everything.”
While Rebecca’s steadfast faith shines as a light in her community that is in need of some of life’s most basic necessities, she needs encouragement from someone like you who will walk alongside her on the long journey towards holistic transformation.