How it Started - Meet Salamatu. Salamatu has called The Raining Season home for more than eleven years. Salamatu, also known as Salay, was born on May 18, 2007. She came to The Raining Season in March of 2010, shortly before her third birthday. Her father died in a tragic boating accident in 2009. Her mother was left with many children to care for, and she had no assistance. With no way to provide the care her children needed, she sought to have Salay and her brother, Issa, placed with TRS. Because of The Raining Season, Salamatu has had a comfortable bed to sleep in and a roof over her head every night for the past eleven years.
How it’s Going - Today, Salamatu is 14 years old. She just completed grade six, and after preparing for the National Primary School Exam, she passed! This fall, she will be attending school outside the center. All of the kids get very excited to attend school outside of the center, Salay included. Salay loves education. She studies and works very hard in school. She loves reading and also loves watching princess movies and singing. Salay dreams of becoming a musician and a lawyer when she grows up.
As you can see in the pictures, Salamatu has grown from a toddler into a beautiful teenager in the eleven years she has been a part of The Raining Season. She has grown in her faith, excelled in school, and built many relationships over the years. Thank you for being part of Salamatu’s story at The Raining Season. Because of people like you, Salamatu can look forward to a bright future. She has a safe place to live, opportunity through education, nutritious food, essential medical care, and spiritual nurturing every day.
Having a roof over her head every night for the past eleven years has provided Salamatu with so much more than just protection from the heavy rains that come in August and September or the extreme heat that follows in January. The apartment-style setup of our current compound allows Salumatu and all of the children to foster relationships and build stability in a family atmosphere.
A building is only part of what makes it possible for The Raining Season and our incredible staff to care for her. Salamatu’s story would have looked very different had it not been for The Raining Season. Will you step in and ensure that Salamatu and the rest of the children at The Raining Season will have a safe place to live?
You can help provide shelter for Salamatu for another year. August is officially here, and our rent is due on August 31st. We still need to raise $45,490 to reach our goal. How can you link arms with us? Three easy ways - pray, share, and donate! Donate to the Matthew 25 Building Campaign HERE. WE CAN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOU!
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