When Samira’s husband became ill a few years ago, her life was turned upside-down. Samira had always lived a simple life. She grew up in a small village in Samalout, and she never learned how to read or write. Her husband made a living working as a builder, while Samira was content to take care of their home and family.

Samira’s husband passed away in 2013, leaving her to take care of their two children, nine-year old Samuel, and eight-year old Ester. On top of that, Samira’s mother also lives with them.

Samira and her family have been doing all they can to scrape by. They receive a small income of 350 LE from Social Services, but Samira is unable to work, because she spends most of her time taking care of her family. She held onto hope because of her children; they are doing very well at school and they know that they can change their family’s future with a good education.

The service of The Shepherd and Mother of Light (SML) learned about Samira’s story when they were delivering food to families in the area for Easter. The servants went to visit them immediately, and they signed her family up to start receiving monthly support from SML.

Thanks to the service, Samira has a new outlook on life. She no longer feels like she’s drowning between trying to care for her family and make ends meet financially. Now that she feels relieved and have hope for future, she wants to start attending SML literacy classes. She told the servants that she wants to start improving her future through education like her children.

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