Because of you, we are able to help orphans like this beautiful little girl, Suzanna. Here is her story in the words of Kimberly Smith with Make Way Partners, one of our partnering organizations on the ground in Sudan…
Suzanna told me, “I am nine.”
I asked her, “How do you know you are nine? Who told you that you are nine?”
With a smile that could lure the moon to linger with the sun all day long, she said, “One day I told myself, ‘You are nine.’ So, I am nine.”
Suzanna is an orphan. When she very small, Suzanna was forced to watch the Arab militia brutally kill both her parents. The militia burned her family home, a small round mud structure with a grass roof. Suzanna tried to hang out near the market hoping to survive off of scraps she could steal or beg from local merchants. Desperate with no shelter and little food, it seemed her best hope for survival was to be taken as a slave. Now, there is life on the edge – filled with lots of life-risking adventure.
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Here’s a photo of the orphanage Mocha Club members helped build in Nyamlel, Sudan, where orphans like Suzanna can live safely!