“Be patient, God will find a way for you”
Franics recalls his early childhood as being very hard. His father died very abruptly, closely followed by his mother who suffered from AIDS, leaving him behind with his elder sister and four younger brothers.
Initially they lived together with his sister, until she got married and moved away leaving Francis responsible for his brothers. Distant family members helped out initially, however there was very little money or support to provide the resources needed to ensure the boys remained in education.
Franics’s Story Continued
Francis describes the support of Seeds of Hope as ‘life changing’. Having a sponsor allowed him to complete his primary school education and allowed him to then choose to train as a tailor, providing him with a practical skill to earn a living from.
After finishing his tailoring course, his sponsorship also provided start up materials and a bicycle to help with his commute from his village into the nearest town, Kachumbale.That was three years
ago and now, aged 20, Francis’ life is completely different. After working hard as a tailor he has been able to save and start up his own tailoring business in Kachumbale, moving into his own premises with a central location in the town. He also got married two years ago and now lives in his village with his wife and his brothers who also live with them.
“I am very happy now, I want to thank Seeds of Hope for supporting me to get to where I am today. I would say to other children in difficult situations to work hard for your own future, and to be patient as God will find a way for you.”