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This Is Baraka’s Story

Tanzania Reported by Convoy of Hope

When Baraka was little, his father passed away, leaving his mother as the sole provider for their family. It was difficult for Baraka’s mother to find work, but she eventually took a job crushing rocks so she could feed her children.

When she heard of Convoy of Hope’s Women’s Empowerment program, she joined and received training that empowered her to start a chicken business. With her newfound success, Baraka’s mother and her family thrived!

But one day, she was in a terrible motorbike accident. After two days in the hospital, she passed away. Baraka felt like he had lost the most precious thing in the world.

After 37 days of grieving, Baraka realized he needed to turn his mourning into action to honor his mother’s memory. Inspired by her hard work, Baraka decided to take over his mother’s chicken business.

As the youngest person in Convoy’s Agriculture initiative, Baraka’s chicken business is booming! He is passionate about carrying on the good work his mom started, and now he’s providing for his siblings.

Baraka’s life has been changed because friends like you support Women’s Empowerment. Thank you for continuing to empower women — and their families — all over the world.

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