Margaret’s husband died of HIV in 1997 and she’s been living with HIV ever since. In South Sudan, a country where this disease is often misunderstood and stigmatized, Margaret is a tremendous encouragement to her community. She started a ministry in the local hospital counseling others who are also HIV positive. Despite her passion, she couldn’t earn enough to provide for her children and so she joined Seed Effect, received access to education, discipleship, and economic empowerment and launched an additional business selling snacks such as bananas, popcorn, and eggs in the hospital to staff and patients.
As her business grew, she was able to generate a profit, pay school fees and earn enough to keep their family healthy.
Margaret says, “I love that the group always begins with prayer and has teachings on health, personal hygiene, and business with topics such as customer care and selling a variety of products. We are giving thanks to God and we pray that God should expand Seed Effect. As it grows, we should also grow.”
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