Behind the Picture – Magreth 108244

UPDATE AND PRAISE: Magreth has been sponsored! If you are interested in sponsoring a child like Magreth, click here.


A Bit About Magreth!

Magreth, an 11-year-old girl from Mwanza, Tanzania, has faced hardships at a young age. Her brother, the family’s sole provider, does odd jobs around town while she helps her mom at home by fetching water and cleaning. Despite their struggles, Magreth has found hope in Christ. She says Jesus is her favorite person because he saved us from our sins and loves John 14:6, which says, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

Magreth finds joy in the little things at the Ministry CarePoint, like playing handball, eating Ugali, and playing with her friend Irene. She aspires to become a nurse because she loves helping others, like Jesus did.

By sponsoring a child like Magreth, you can continue encouraging her in the Gospel and caring for her like Jesus!

How to Pray for Magreth!

1. Please pray for the safety of Magreth and her family. Pray that they would all know and love God.

2. Pray that God would give Magreth a good life and that her family would be able to afford their daily basic needs.

3. Pray that Magreth will do well at school and that God will lead her in every aspect of her life.

4. Magreth specifically asked for prayer that she would be a good child of God!

5. Lastly, please pray that Magreth will be sponsored and that she will be given hope through sponsorship. Pray that God would bring the right sponsor for her and that they would have a strong and lasting relationship. Most importantly, please pray that all of this will ultimately lead her to Christ.


A Bit About Mwanza, Tanzania!

Tanzania is located in East Africa and is located in the African Great Lakes region. Tanzania is home to Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa.

Magreth lives in Mwanza, Tanzania, which to the locals is also known as the “Rock City.” Mwanza touches Lake Victoria and is the second largest city in Tanzania, with a population of 1,182,000 people as of 2021. Fishing is one of the most common occupations in this region due to its location. The climate is a tropical savanna with a wet season lasting from May to October, and the temperature stays around 75 degrees year-round.

Most people in Mwanza rent a single room in a “squatter settlement” that lacks basic amenities like water and electricity. The homes are often made of brick, mud, and corrugated metal sheets. Mwanza has many inconsistent job opportunities where the pay does not consistently meet their daily needs. Due to the proximity to Lake Victoria, the population is rapidly growing, resulting in a spike in crime, children being left on the streets, and the price of housing rising.

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