Alton Webteam: April 2016
"Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying" Romans 12:12 (NLT)
Priscilla is the mother of three children, two girls and a boy. She is a hardworking lady who believes in running her own business to support her family. The first business she started was selling charcoal after taking her first loan of Ksh2,000 (£15) in 2011. She has faced many hardships but despite her challenges, she has proven to be a strong woman. She has engaged in different businesses over the past 5 years.
Currently she is selling vegetables, charcoal and chips and recently started a new business of selling clean piped water in the village of Kianda in Kibera. She now speaks with a lot of courage and joy about her businesses and her family. She runs very small businesses in the slum but any small profit she gets from the businesses she uses wisely to feed, clothe and educate her children. Her biggest prayer is that "God blesses Turning Point for showing her the true meaning of love and friendship by giving out business skills and capital to start a business".
The Turning Point Trust's Finance Programme has been supporting her throughout this slow, tough but progressive journey. Turning Point will continue supporting her until she is able to generate enough income from the business to support both the business, herself and the entire family. As Christians we always have reason to hope, and we need to live rejoicing in that hope. If we can do that, when times of hardship or trouble come, as they inevitably will, our mindset of hope will enable us to be patient, to endure, to persevere, and to keep praying and bringing our needs to the feet of Jesus, the source of our hope. That will act as an inspiration and a signpost to those around us, who see that we are people of hope, no matter what, and they will want to know and understand the reason for our hope.
Photos:Priscilla at her vegetable stall (above) and (below) her prayer pose!
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