My name is Shorai, and I'm a 40-year-old widowed mother of two daughters. I've been a member of the Zimbabwe Church since 2005. My husband suffered from chronic kidney failure and underwent dialysis for seven years until he passed away. I have been working tirelessly to provide for my family, send my daughters to school, and cover my husband's medical expenses. However, all our savings were depleted after his passing, and my current job doesn't enable me to provide enough for my kids to have basic needs and food on the table. I kindly request you to consider any amount of support you can give us. Thank you.

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My name is Gerlie. I have been working in Qatar since 2019. Upon starting my work abroad, I sought out a church community. After four months of studying the faith, I was baptized on October 11th, 2019, at ICOC Qatar. I've been employed by a private company since 2019. That same year, my 16-year-old sister, Gen Micah, received a diagnosis of Generalized seizures.

To help ease the family's financial burden, my mother sells street food from our home. As the sole breadwinner, supporting my family has been a significant challenge. Unfortunately, both of my parents require medical attention. My father, who is 68 years old, has a heart condition. Additionally, my mother, who is 58, needs a mastectomy due to lumps in her breast. Balancing their needs with my sister's ongoing medical expenses, which total roughly $320 per month for therapy, medication, and doctor appointments, has been incredibly difficult. My mother's upcoming surgery only adds to the financial strain. During this challenging time for my family, I am reaching out to ETF in hopes of receiving financial assistance to pay for my mother and sister’s medical expenses. We will be forever grateful for any amount you can give.

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Alex and Diana Molina have been together for 23 years and have been disciples for 12 years in the Church in Bogota Colombia. Diana used to work in a small sewing workshop while Alex moved to the United States last year, but his legal situation is not current. Unfortunately, their son Camilo was involved in a road accident on February 3 while riding his motorcycle. He was hit by a car, which caused numerous fractures in his pelvis and right femur, as well as damage to his right lung. Camilo was recently in the ICU for several days and is currently hospitalized for surgery, therapy, and treatment. The prognosis is for a prolonged hospitalization, with an even longer road to recovery before he can walk again and resume his everyday life. For this reason, Diana has closed her workshop to dedicate herself 100% to his care.
We hope there is some support available for them.

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Sonia is a faithful sister who has been a true inspiration with her unwavering determination. As a single mother, she demonstrates incredible courage in supporting her son, who faces challenges that require ongoing care. Her son's medication helps him maintain focus in school, but since Sonia recently lost her job and the associated benefits, she is struggling to afford both food and his medication. We are praying to raise any amount to help this family through these difficult times.

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My name is Susan, a 51-year-old single mother of four from Quezon City, Philippines. For the past 20 years, I have been living as a disciple in Dubai, and now I am a part of ICOC Philippines. My children and I are grateful for the roof over our heads and the ability to meet our daily needs. However, for over three years, a persistent leak in our water system has grown into a major flood threat, jeopardizing the safety of our home. I have attempted repairs in the past, but the aging system can no longer hold. I have been quoted $2,500 for a complete replacement, which is beyond my means. Juggling these responsibilities is becoming increasingly difficult, and that's why I am humbly reaching out to the ETF for help. Replacing our water system would alleviate the constant worry of flooding and create a safe and secure environment for my children and me. I would be incredibly grateful for any assistance you can offer. Thank you for your compassion and generosity.

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My name is Jezinette Vilsaint and I have been a disciple for 7 years. I live in Port-au-Prince with my two children. As a single parent, I am doing my best to provide for my kids. However, selling bread and doing laundry for people is not enough to cover our daily expenses. Because of this, I am not able to buy materials to fix my house. Every time it rains, my kids and I are unable to sleep because everything is leaking. Our roof is made up of plastic and other materials in order to prevent it from blowing away in the wind. I am reaching out to ETF to please help me buy materials to fix my house, which could collapse anytime soon. I just want to provide comfort and protection for me and my kids.

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My name is Maria. I have been a disciple for 18 years and currently serve in the children's ministry. I have been married to a fellow disciple, Mario Vila Garcia, since 2007. We are blessed with two beautiful children- Yaretzi, who is 11 years old, and Liam Jared, who is 6 years old. Both my husband and daughter are actively serving in the Worship ministry.

On January 4th, I became a victim of fraud. An amount of $259,549 was fraudulently withdrawn from my account. I quickly reported the incident to my bank, who provided support by involving the CONDUSEF Government Institution to investigate my case. The fraudsters had called me pretending to be from HSBC Bank and claimed that my data was being hacked. I was given some information that matched my account and account data, which had already been entered through another electronic means. The Bank has already responded stating that I accepted all the operations that were carried out. They advised me to consult a lawyer to help me with the situation, and the lawyer's fees will be approximately around $20,222 pesos. I have been greatly affected by this incident in so many ways. I am finding it difficult to sleep and constantly feel anxious. Unfortunately, due to financial constraints, I am unable to hire a lawyer to help me retrieve my money. My husband's earnings are not enough to cover all of our household expenses, especially when we also have to pay for our kids' schooling. I have exhausted all options to resolve the issue with the bank and recover our money. I am reaching out to ETF to seek support for my family so that we can hire a lawyer and start the legal proceedings. This money is important for securing our children's future.

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Chiedu Williams, a vibrant 26-year-old, a disciple from Banjul Gambia, shoulders the burdens as his father left behind. Living with his mother and siblings, Chiedu has stepped up to fill the void, despite the immense financial challenges. His side jobs provide some support, but the harsh economic climate makes ends meet a constant struggle. Their family faces the pressing concerns of unreliable rent payments, infrequent meals, and even accessing church activities due to transportation difficulties. Chiedu longs to pursue his dreams of greatness, but these anxieties weigh heavily on him.

Chiedu and his family would greatly appreciate any financial assistance you can provide. Thank you for considering their request.

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My name is Ruddy Family, and I have been a devoted disciple for the past two years. I humbly request your financial assistance in the amount of $800 to cover rent and purchase groceries for my family. Unfortunately, I lost my full-time job during the pandemic and haven't been able to secure even a decent one since.

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Sorelle, a single mother and devoted member of the Bafoussam Church, faces the challenges of single parenthood with unwavering faith. Though her mother, initially drawn to the church through Sorelle's own strong belief, has stepped away for personal reasons, Sorelle remains a beacon of dedication. As the sole provider for her child, Sorelle navigates the harsh realities of Cameroon's economic climate. Finding stable work is a constant struggle, and soaring inflation makes even basic necessities like food and shelter incredibly difficult to afford. Bills pile up, adding to the weight of uncertainty on their shoulders.

Yet, Sorelle's faith shines through, a guiding light even in the darkest moments. It drives her determination to provide for her child and inspires her to reach out to ETF. This vital lifeline offers crucial financial support to families in times of hardship, and a helping hand with rent and groceries could make all the difference for Sorelle and her young one.

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