Seven-year-old Carlo* lives with his four brothers, two sisters and his mother who struggles with a mental illness. His mother’s mental health struggles started to become more noticeable after she was physically abused by her husband. The money that Carlo’s father makes from selling charcoal is used to buy alcohol. But thankfully, the Care Workers have taken Carlo under their wings of protection, and are committed to nurturing him with a daily meal as well as great love and care.
Katetaula Community, Zambia
Download the Hands at Work prayer app and stand united with Hands at Work’s Global Prayer Community each day during Advent. Starting on 1st December, read a story of a child like Carlo each day from one of Africa’s most vulnerable communities. As you pray, remember that these children represent thousands cared for across Africa.