"Our God is a restorer of hope. A little over 12 months ago this grandmother was dying of hunger, along with her four great-grandchildren. She was lain in her field with her starving great-grandchild lying on top of her when Mama Emerance, one of our faithful Care Workers in Kambove Community, saw her and felt stirred to intervene in the situation. In November the Kambove Community Based Organsation (CBO), with the support of the Hands at Work local office team in Likasi, helped her to plant a field of maize. There have been some unforeseen challenges with the farming but at least the family has some food security for now. More than this, however, this grandmother has hope and a reason to get up each day to continue the good fight to care for her great-grandchildren. Her life is still very tough and the story is not yet finished but we trust that God's transforming power in her life will continue.”
Mel Warren, International Volunteer (Australia), shares about a grandmother who she met in March during her time in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Liu*, is nine years old. In her short life, she has experienced great loss, which is not unlike many other children who have grown up in the vulnerable community of Kambove. After her father passed away, Liu’s mother struggled to cope with the responsibility of caring for her young children. In 2013, she fled the community and left her five children in the care of their great-grandmother, Theresa*. Theresa is in her late eighties and despite her best efforts, struggles to provide for the children’s emotional and physical needs.
Read more about Liu and her family on our website.
The Kambove Care Point is a place of love and care in the midst of desperate vulnerability.
125 of the most vulnerable children in Kambove receive a daily meal, access to education and access to basic health care.
The Care Workers are committed to ensuring that the children receive a daily nutritious meal, access to education and basic health care.