Recipient: YAMAH – Age 26
Empowered by: Silver Leaf Interior and Laura Groenier
Yamah is a single lady whose mom died when she was 2 years old in delivery with her younger sister. Yamah’s older sister, who was 14 years old at the time, took over the responsibility of raising her 5 siblings. She dropped out of school when she was in the 10th grade due to lack of fundings. Yamah now has 2 children (Nora 6 & Catherine 4) and she’s currently 8 months pregnant. Nora is very sickly and requires a lot of time and medications. For living, Yamah sells bananas (400LD worth – about $4.40 USD) daily. She walks between 5 to 7 hours daily selling the bananas in a tray on her head. After selling, then she uses the profit to buy food for she and the children in the evening. The days that she’s unable to sell means they don’t eat for that day. Yamah’s biggest fear now is when she delivers. When I asked her about the were about of the man whom she’s pregnant for, she replied “Old ma, when the men want you, they can be sweet like sugar. When they get you, then they finish with you oh. I can’t worry about chasing him. I have to do for me and my children”. This was made possible by the donation from Silver Leaf Interior. Thank you so much for your generosity and helping to make our world a little better.