When I was 15, my father accepted a marriage offer from a much older man that was visiting our village. I was immediately married, and left my home to be his wife. When I arrived at his home, I found an unpleasant surprise: that there were 8 other women who already lived there. My new husband was not kind to me, and after I had a child he neglected us both. To this day, although my parents and siblings are alive, I have never seen them again.

One day, I was able to attend a meeting by Orphan Relief and Rescue, where I learned about Micro Loans. Since that time, I have received two loans, started a small business selling Gari, and paid both loans back in full. Today I have hope, a future, and can provide for my child.