Turning Hard Work to Hope


What a heartwarming story the interview with Alfred Gama from Lilongwe, Malawi is!  I cannot imagine how difficult it is to be a single adult that is financially responsible for many relatives. Twelve hours a day, he works in his field, where he grows maize, tomatoes, sugarcane and beans.  He was working all day without proper tools or fertilizer and struggling to get any kind of decent crop to market. What a wonderful role model, and how frustrating to get so little return for one’s work!

 Thanks to a LifeNets donation, Alfred can now prosper. He has the necessary tools to make his fields grow, as well as maintain them properly. The initial donation helped him care for his family and eased his challenge so that he could bring a good crop to harvest. A second donation gave him even more hope for his future, in the form of the construction of a dam. It will make his life even easier by allowing him to store the necessary water for his crops, as well as giving him hope for expansion. 

The fact that he is planning for even more with the fish project just shows what a go-getter Alfred is. Thanks to LifeNets, he can have success now and also dreams for the future. Read the inspiring interview here.
 -Lorelei Nettles

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