Fatima’s Story

Others, Stories

Contributed by: Compassion Canada

Fatima’s life is not easy.

After her husband died of a long illness—which was later discovered to be HIV/AIDS—she learned she was also infected with the disease.

Fatima has faced stigma, rejection, poverty, unemployment, and illness, but this mother of four has a fierce hope. When her youngest daughter Safiatou was registered in the local Compassion program, Fatima began to benefit from monthly food and medical assistance, prayer and friendship and ultimately, she has found a relationship with Jesus.

“The old is gone and I am now a new person and nothing would keep me from attending the church where I can live in the love of Jesus and abundant life.”