Aisha* is an Egyptian mother that lives in a needy village and carries the strain of providing for her four children and ailing husband. She stays busy working part-time at a clothing factory, tending to her children, and caring for her husband who suffered a stroke.  

Through funds from the Family-Self-Support program, Aisha received a new sewing machine, enabling her to operate a side business of doing seamstress work. The additional income she receives from making clothes allows her to send her children to school. 

“I do not have wealth to leave to my children,” Aisha says, “but… I taught them to love each other as God loves us, and this is the legacy I will leave to them.” 

*Name is changed to protect identity.

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