Tanzania: Other girls like me
- by Ashleigh Hooker
- March 22, 2023
When Lewina reached Year 5 at school, she begged her parents to let her stay home and help with the family farm. She had been born with an ankle contracture which meant she couldn’t walk properly and the other children often made fun of her disability. So she left school.
Lewina was 24 years old when she met staff from the Diocese of Kagera’s Karagwe Disability Project who invited her to join a tailoring program. Although she was afraid she would be laughed at again, she joined and her life turned around.
“Being at Karagwe has helped me realise that there are other girls like me who are disabled but with being empowered we can achieve the best. God bless you all!” Lewina said. Her mother added: “I thank God and all who sponsored my daughter in this program. We parents and Lewina herself didn’t know what the future will look like. Now my daughter is able to be independent.”
- Give thanks for the changes in Lewina’s life since she joined Karagwe’s tailoring program.
- That the uplifted spirits of Lewina and her mother would shine as a testimony of God’s grace to those they live with and serve.
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