Josephine’s Story

Josephine cares for 9 children including 3 orphaned children. She has a heart full of love, but very limited material means. In 2011, she eked out a living selling firewood from the forest, generating $1 a day. Most days her children went hungry.

It was her obvious love and caring for all her children, the fairness with which she treated them all, orphaned or biological, that led the project administrator to include her in Village of Love.

Josephine has taken full advantage of everything that Village of Love has offered, from the micro-loan and livelihood skills programmes to women’s empowerment and counseling sessions.

She is now able to sell charcoal, homemade soap and beautiful baskets.

Has this impacted her children? The two pictures below say it all!