“I am a widow and mother of six children. I had not attended school because, in my family, the boys had priority over the girls. When I was 17, I got married. After fourteen years of marriage, my husband passed away, and my husband’s family destroyed my property; they blamed me for his illness and considered me responsible for his death. It was painful; I had no means to feed and educate my children. My pastor told me about AlfaCongo, a non-profit organization providing adult literacy. After spending ten months learning in AlfaCongo, I applied for the treasurer position at a community development mutual society* in our community; they elected me.
“Thanks to my training in AlfaCongo, I have my salary today, which allows me to feed and educate my children. I have the privilege of attending meetings with the notable leaders of our community, something I could never dream of in my life. I am participating with various partners who help our community. I am so thankful to AlfaCongo and Alfalit International for the opportunity; my life changed, and today, I am useful to society.”
* Civic-minded individuals who work together to advocate for the development and improvement of living conditions in their community.