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LIFE IS A SEASON

At a very young age I was introduced and married to a young handsome man with good humor. We got married after a week, forged a deep bond and our love blossomed. He had a son and I loved him like my own. My husband was a small scale farmer and I joined him in farming...

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A story worth telling

The death of my husband took everyone by surprise! He only complained of mild headache for three days before he passed on. He would go to work as usual and in the evening he would complain of exhaustion and headache. Living in a misinformed society by then, where...

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THE BEGINNING OF THE END

T Redes  chadiva is a widowed wife. Her home that once thronged with life and laughter is now full of sorrow and regrets. In retrospect the dark night of the year 2006 dangles in her head and a straying tear paves its way along her cheeks. It reminded her of her...

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FUEL OF HOPE

I am one, one of the many women who’ve lost their husbands. Eleven years ago when I lost my husband I lost myself too. I was only thirty five years old, and a mother of six. A sudden emptiness crept in me and my life took a complete turnabout. Nothing was the same...

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Tomorrow is missing

“Luwere, luwere, (goodbye, goodbye).  Ingumba my husband, the love of my life I am calling your name, please answer me You always come back home to me, why is today different? Awake and take your tea my love The soldier who stayed up at night to keep guard while...

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WORKING FOR CHANGE

My name is Mary Mbayaji I am a widow. I promised myself to close the book of my past life never to turn a page on it again. A book that is full of memorable days, days that are gone but the memories live in my chest and are stuck in my head. So instead of simply...

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MISDIAGNOSIS

Esther spoke so eloquently to her doctor describing what she was feeling. Her doctor listened asking questions that were focused to find the information he required. He asked the nurse to check her vitals and also asked Esther to go to the lab for some more tests...

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LIVING POSITIVELY

In an effort to reduce the overwhelming stress. sally decided to take her own life. It all started in the year 1998 when she was diagnosed with pneumonia. After a week she went back to the hospital because her health was deteriorating. The doctors then decided to...

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‘ The Last Supper’

Ziporah sat in her small kitchen, dimly lit by golden rays of the sun retiring to the west, through small holes on the roof. A pot of chicken stew was simmering on the three stone fireplace . she kept adjusting the burnt firewood and adding some more. In retrospect,...

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January 2019 Update

We have a new Website! Its designed with you in mind and we hope it communicates effectively and tells the stories of the impact made in the community. Share your experience in making a difference with us, it might encourage someone to volunteer and support our work.

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“Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.” 
― Shannon Alder