‘I lost my husband during the recent conflict leaving me with six children in a foreign and then homeless world'
With two daughters and four sons to look after back home in Nagero, 34 year old Assumpta (not her real names) did not know how to begin upon return to Nagero County from Mabia settlement only to find her home all destroyed during the conflict. ‘I cried heartily, a young, helpless and homeless widow is all that was left of me’, says Assumpta. She explained that when LCED encouraged the community to mobilise themselves and provide all the necessary support, together with her children did not have to wait or ask any questions. ‘It was a dream come true and we hit the bush with my two elder son to cut poles much as we did not have any pangas or axes but we were willing to do anything possible to support ourselves’, says Assumpta.
With the support of community volunteers and LCED staff, Assumpta recalls that on 28th March 2019 she managed to leave the cold nights under the open sky together with her children slept in their home. ‘Currently, we lack what to use in the house but we are hopeful that one day, God will answer our cries. My children are now happy and if all goes well and schools open, they can go back to school.’ Cheerful Assumpta shares her future plans.