"After seven years we returned to the beautiful community of Baraka in Zambia but this time as a family of four. It was amazing to see how many of the same Care Workers were still faithfully serving the children there. Two of the Care Workers, Agnes and Justin, took Ruby and I to visit a grandmother who does all she can to support five small children. Life is tough for the family but she still looks to God as her Father and provider.”
Eight-year-old Tamara* and her two sisters were taken in by their grandmother four years ago. In 2016, local Care Workers identified them as amongst the most vulnerable in their community and began visiting them in their home. The girls were malnourished and their grandmother was struggling to care for their needs. The girls began to attend the Care Point, but struggled to interact with the other children. Judith, their Care Worker continues to encourage them on a daily basis and has seen improvement in their physical and emotional health over the past year.
On a regular basis women from the community have to collect firewood in order to cook food for their families.
Primary Caregivers are often aunts, uncles, older siblings or grandparents caring for the most vulnerable children in the absence of parents.
In order to cook for the children and have water for cleaning, the Care Workers have to collect water from the nearby well.