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Recipient: Nora – Age 48

Empowered by: Caroline Olson 

Nora has 6 children. Due to financial hardship, she has given out the older 5 to live with other people. The youngest is Big Boy who is 4 years old and lives with she and her husband. Big Boy misses his brothers and sisters terribly. The separation has been especially difficult for him! Nora’s husband is a security guard but has been out of work for about a year. She has been hearing rumors about how some of her kids are being used as child laborer, but she prays that these are just rumors. Nora said as much as she wants to check on the children periodically, she doesn’t have the money to pay her way. And also, when she does gets there, she will need to leave them with something to help themselves. As she told me “Old ma, even if I have the car pay, I can’t just see my children and leave. I have to give them something. I’m their Ma. I could easily pay her way, but that really wouldn’t help her. She needs a permanent solution. These are photos of Nora receiving her new supply of selling goods to now be able to successfully start her very own business.