My name is Nakanyike Lydia. I am a single mom with 3 children. I left my husband because he was very abusive, and I went to the slums of Katanga because it was the cheapest place to live-although it was dirty, unsanitary, unhealthy, and unsafe. We had no house, no bed, and went to bed each night hungry. I was introduced to Thread of Life where I was taught tailoring and beading. Because of the caring of others, I can now afford housing and part of the money needed for my children’s school requirements. I am most grateful to all who have cared about mel!