Alassane and Dina know the story of each of the young ladies that come to the Village of Opportunity (VOO) in Burkina Faso. Each of the young ladies have a unique story as they come to the VOO for vocational training. Alassane and Dina treat the young ladies as family working to meet the emotional and spiritual needs of each one. Recently, they shared the story of Tinwende with us.
Tinwende was an orphan who lost both of her parents and endured a very difficult family situation. Her father passed away from Hepatitis B. Tinwende's father's family believed that Tinwende's father died because her mother was involved in witchcraft. Tinwende and her mother had a hard life before her mother passed away because no one wanted to help them because of what her father's family believed about her mother. Unfortunately, her mom passed away, likely from breast cancer. Tinwende was then forced to find work. She was able to find employment as a domestic worker for two years. A pastor from the area knew of Tinwende's situation and recommended that she apply to attend the VOO where she could learn viable job skills. Tinwende is now a VOO student where she is working hard and doing well.
Alassane and Dina are making a difference in each of the young ladies’ lives at the Village of Opportunity.