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Kester turned her life around with the support of our partner in Zimbabwe.
With your support, Tearfund can partner with local churches and bring lasting transformation to people once trapped in extreme poverty, like Kester, pictured.
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‘It would hurt when I couldn’t provide for my children and I would pray day and night.’
Kester faced an impossible situation. She was single-handedly supporting her son and his family when her own health began to suffer. She had struggled for years to keep her children in school, and then her grandchildren and niece.
‘I used to look for jobs in other people’s farms to survive,’ she says. ‘I would take whatever I got, because I had children to take care of. I was overworking myself.’ Across Zimbabwe, the extremes of climate change and challenging economic factors have pushed families like Kester’s deep into poverty.
At her local church, Kester heard about Zimbabwe Orphans Through Extended Hands (ZOE)
Tearfund’s Christian partner in Zimbabwe, ZOE mobilises local churches to meet their communities’ needs, such as setting up self-help groups like the one Kester joined.
Today, Kester is delighted to report, ‘My life has changed.’ To such a degree, she’s now helping others! ‘To those who haven’t succeeded yet, I remind them of my previous life, then show them the current, and encourage them that they can also make it.’
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