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Sophie’s Determination Despite Drought

Kenya Reported by Convoy of Hope

Sophie, once the owner of a lucrative farm in Kenya, watched her success come crashing down when a devastating drought robbed her of her ability to provide for her family. After an experience with Convoy of Hope years prior, she knew exactly what to do.

“There was no rain. The people left our area,” Sophie said. “They were moving their cattle to other places that weren’t so dry. My customers were gone and my crops wouldn’t grow.”

The drought took a toll on Sophie’s land, her business, and her family. She watched her livestock die and began to worry how she would feed her children.

“With no rain, my business collapsed,” said Sophie.

Sophie had previously participated in Convoy of Hope’s Women’s Empowerment program in Kenya. She learned how to save money, how to lead a successful business, and how to maintain hope and positive values.

“I had gained confidence in running a business and I knew I could do it again,” she said.

Sophie soon started a new business: a gas station. Her new business boomed in ways a farm never could during a drought. Sophie could once again provide well for her family and others in her community.

“It has been a blessing,” she said. “Through Convoy, I was able to start businesses that have helped me be a blessing to the church and community. I thank God for Convoy of Hope because they completely changed my life.”


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