Hotel started in Refugee Camps

hotelldaykdkd.jpgLucia Gowo says, “Look, now I can pay for my child to go to school with the income from my hotel business. No one has helped me as much as ServLife. God answered my prayers. Besides, I can also take care of my basic domestic needs which were very difficult for me before the loan. May God bless ServLife and increase its support to help other women also.” Lucia was born in 1954 in a small village in southern Sudan. Her parents died when she was very young. She dropped out of school as a young girl when she fled to Uganda and because there was no money to pay for her education. After returning to Sudan, Lucia was married in 1974 and had five children: 2 died and 3 are living. In 1984, the civil war in Sudan took the life of her husband. After her husband was killed and their house was burned to the ground, she took her children and fled to Uganda as refugees. She began to try and find work in the refugee camps but life was very difficult. She found manual labor jobs in farms and gardens to try and pay for her children to go to school. She was introduced to the ministry of ServLife in Africa in 2000 while at the market one day and talking to a pastor. With the loan she received form ServLife, she co-rents a hotel and she is now carrying this business in Kiryandongo refugee camp. Lucia is a sister in the Lord and she fellowship with Episcopal Church of the Sudan.

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