Deborah: an inspiration to all


Meet Deborah, a young woman we have sponsored since 2008 as part of our New Beginning Program.

known as The Survivor of Kasala. She is one of the many victims of the war that has plagued the DRC since 1998. As a child, her village was attacked and set on fire. Though burned badly, Deborah miraculously survived.  Sadly, her family did not.

After meeting Deborah in April 2008, and being touched by her story, Malaika decided to assist her in completing her technical training. Deborah is thriving beautifully at school, where she is learning how to be a seamstress.

We love Deborah will continue to provide her with as many resources as possible in order for her to achieve her dreams.

We thank Marion Bailey for her generous donation of a sewing machine for Deborah. In this photo, Deborah is sewing a dress for Marion’s daughter.