Alice* is a Pangani community member and a MOHI parent. She was living with a man who left her pregnant and infected with the HIV virus. She started looking for medical attention and was taken in by her elderly grandmother, who was also suffering from HIV. Alice, by the grace of God, managed to give birth to a healthy baby boy in the year 2002. Over the years, Alice went through various seasons of sickness and joblessness.
In 2008, a friend shared with Alice about MOHI. She joined a MOHI Post-Test Club (PTC), where she was able to acquire skills in soap- and detergent-making. She was also able to join the group’s microfinance program.
The PTC gave Alice a loan of $50 in the year 2013, from which she was able to start a small business along the side of the road. The business currently supports her livelihood. Alice’s son is a sophomore at MOHI’s boarding high school. Alice is currently able to pay her house rent and support her son’s education because of her business.
Alice is also the current treasurer of the Post-Test Club (PTC), which meets at MOHI’s Pangani center every Wednesday. In 2013, during Community Health Evangelism (CHE) home visits and outreach, she decided to commit her life to the Lord. She was then linked with Outreach Hope Church Pangani, where she was discipled by the pastor. She later joined the youth ministry and the choir.
We thank God for his work in transforming the life of Alice.
*Name changed to protect privacy.