A Safe Place

December 14, 2015 • Democratic Republic of the Congo
Mavita is 14 years old and is displaced from her home in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

War is a threat that affects children and brings misfortune into our lives—epidemics, trauma, mental health problems, violence, and news full of shocking images.

A Safe Place

Mavita at the Samaritan’s Pure ministry program

My name, Mavita, means a child born during war. There has been war in Urumu for 15 years, which is my whole life. I had to move to another town because of the fighting. I lost both of my parents, and now I live with my uncle. Right now, I’m not in school because I don’t have the money to pay the fees.

I started attending a Samaritan’s Purse ministry program for children in May. There I have a safe place to play, sing, read the Bible, listen to stories, and watch plays with other children my age. We also get to eat porridge and biscuits.

I thank the Lord for the projects that Samaritan’s Purse has done in my area, like seed distributions and agricultural projects. These programs help us to have more food. Most importantly, I’m thankful for the way Samaritan’s Purse is supporting me in my relationship with God, my neighbors, and my community.

DRC Projects
DRC Projects The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has faced a 20-year civil war that has left 5 million people dead and 2.6 million currently displaced. Samaritan's Purse continues to help survivors of the war by providing feeding, nutrition, and agriculture programs, along with other projects. In addition to meeting physical needs, we have helped rebuild churches and train pastors and Christians in the Word of God, giving them the tools to spiritually love and support their neighbors as they continue facing violence.

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