I met Lydia on our last evening near Jinja (Eastern Uganda).
She is 23
Her husband died 2 years ago
She's got 3 children - 4-year old twin boys and a 5/6 year old girl
When her husband died, his family came and took EVERYTHING from her
Her home now is a rented cement-cube of about 6-8 square meters (US$5/month)
without windows (it's hot!)
What you can see here is all she owns
No mosquito net
Don't know about a blanket
She's got no money
NOTHING to work with
She can work
She would like to learn tailoring (sewing)
IF she could just learn a skill like this one, she would be able to support herself and her children!
She needs help because this training costs money...
I went to her place around dinner-time
Asked her what they are going to eat for dinner
She said, "I have nothing"
I know that some YWAM-friends share their (meager) food with Lydia often
It was hard for me to encourage her and pray for her
without the thought in the back of my mind:
"SOMEBODY is going to help finance her training to become a seamstress"
S O M E B O D Y ????