Carol’s story

My name is Carol Muchimba, I am 21 years old. I live in southern province of Zambia in the tourist capital called Livingstone. In the period 2006 and 2008 I was blessed to be sponsored by a well wisher from Norway who paid for my school fees at secondary level. It was the organization Response Network which arranged for this.

On 13th august 2009 I lost my mother due to death. Within the same year, I went to stay with my aunt in Solwezi, North-Western part of Zambia. My aunt was left with the responsibility of taking care of me, my sisters and cousins. Being too many, she could not manage taking us all to school. I later came back and started staying with my grandmother in the hope of going back to school, but my grandmother is too old and she does not work, she knits table clothes that help in feeding us at home and is the only hope for me this moment. The moment she dies I will have no accommodation, worse enough; I am not qualified for any employment. I became so worried and almost lost hope in life. But when I came to my realization, I gained my hope and strength as I put my trust and hope in God and all those that supported me.

Before the true realization of being dependent on God, I had completely lost my hope. I feel I have to struggle with training at college for me to be qualified for any job while my grandmother is still alive. I am still appealing for assistance or sponsorship into college so that I prepare for my future. The support I get is very much appreciated. I really want to train in social work. is the only hope for me this moment. The moment she dies I will have no accommodation, worse enough; I am not qualified for any employment. I became so worried and almost lost hope in life. But when I came to my realization, I gained my hope and strength as I put my trust and hope in God and all those that supported me.

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