|Grace with her daughter, Shalon, taken|
today, May 25, 2013.
Because of my presence in my father’s home, he was no longer invited to attend meetings of elders or the community. For my father, this was a negative judgment from the community and indicated that they had lost respect for my father, as he had not done the right thing and chased me from the house. Life in my father’s home became harder and harder. He was always angry, and my mother was always crying.
|Grace has secured part-time work with Sauti Moja.|
|Grace with her sponsor and |
I hope that one day I will be in a position to fight against demeaning cultural practices. Every human-being has the right to live. This is my advice to young ladies, “Life does not end when you have a pregnancy outside of marriage. Avoid the situation as much as you can, but if it happens, don’t give up. Instead, pray that God will use well wishers or other means to secure your life.”