If you follow WorldShare’s Gift of Hope alternative gifts scheme, you may have seen - or supported – G1027 – Care for child with HIV, Mali.
Gao Evangelical Church, WorldShare’s partner in Mali, noticed a need to care for children from poor families and orphans who are infected with HIV. This new outreach is even receiving recognition from local authorities!
Maimouna is a 13 year-old-girl that is being helped by your Gift of Hope support. Her father and mother died of HIV when she was just seven years old. She was also very sick, and tests revealed that she was HIV-positive.
She was rejected by children at school at the time, but today she is in the third grade and is doing better. She takes her medicine and is learning how to take care of herself.
Because of your gifts, 50 children like Maimouna are being cared for with medicine, food, and school supplies. They have also heard many stories from the Bible.
“Most of these children come from very poor families, and some are orphans,” said Pastor Ibrahim, Director of Gao Evangelical Church. “Meals are cooked in the centre where the children come every day.
“Because of our involvement in helping these children, the church was awarded a certificate of gratitude from the mayor of the city.”
Thank you for making this project such a success! Please pray that this ministry would reach many children and their families with God's love, and be a beacon of hope in the community.