Food Projects - 080600 Animals, Agriculture & Livelihoods

Mother's life changed by seeds, training, and the Gospel

“I come from a very poor family,” says Georgette Yate, a beneficiary of Samaritan’s Purse’s agricultural program in Mambasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. “I was forced to get married at a young age to a man that I did not want to marry. When I was pregnant with my fourth child, my husband abandoned me and left me to care for our family. There was a man in my village who offered to help me, but with the condition that I become his wife. I didn’t have any other options, so I married him and we had one child. After only a short time, he left me as well. I had five children and no way to support them. We were forced to move in with my father, who is older and sick. We were left in a place where we had no income, no social standing, and suffered constantly from hunger and sickness.”

“We were in a hopeless place, but then Samaritan’s Purse arrived and changed our lives! They gave me different seeds to plant and also taught me how to how to plant and cultivate my field. Most importantly, they told me the Good News  of Jesus Christ. Through Samaritan’s Purse’s encouragement and teaching, I am certain that God will support me in all my projects, because God never fails to deliver.

Today, I have enough food to feed my family and am able to sell the extra at the market for extra money. I have become a responsible woman who is able to provide for my children and for my father. May God bless the work of Samaritan’s Purse and may God be greatly praised!”

Food Projects - 080600 Animals, Agriculture & Livelihoods

More than a billion people worldwide are suffering from chronic malnutrition. Through your gifts, Samaritan’s Purse is providing lasting solutions through hands-on farming training, home garden projects, and practical education about nutrition, as well as desperately-needed food staples for hungry families in emergency situations.