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September 3, 2020
A widow in Egypt was in tears when she called a local ministry leader with word that she had lost her job as a housecleaner due to a coronavirus lockdown. She was supporting seven family members, including a daughter with two infants who was separated from her drug-addicted husband and a married son with two children who had lost his job and home due to the pandemic. “She was crying while telling us that she had to sell her kitchen appliances in order to meet some of their basic needs,” the leader said.
November 1, 2018
Some years ago a concern that most parents had about their daughters in North Africa was marrying them off, but 17-year-old Mariam’s parents were especially concerned. Though beautiful, their daughter had mental abilities that doctors said were lower than those typical of her age, and they feared she would degrade the middle-class family’s honor by failing to have any children and living in poverty.
September 27, 2018
When her 4-year-old son disobeyed, the mother of two young children in North Africa would burn him with a hot knife. Sara* felt she was being lenient; when she was a girl, her mother had punished her with cuts from a cutlass heated over fire. Her son’s slowness to clean up his messes had seemed an afront to her and her authority, she told a social worker for a children’s rights project sponsored by a native Christian ministry.
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