Today is International Widows day. We celebrate the amazing women who work in our Kinships every day, but today we would love to tell you about one of our newest Caregivers: Gladys Munubi
Gladys Munubi is a widow and a mother of two children. She is also one of the Caregivers of Geta Kinship. Gladys started working at Geta Kinship in 2014 after learning about how the children in the home needed another caregiver and especially a mother figure.
While Gladys loves being a caregiver at Geta Kinship, she went down a very difficult path to end up where she is today.
Gladys’ husband died in January 2011 after a tragic accident leaving her a widow and single mother of two children. Gladys went through many heartaches after her husband’s death. One of the most painful experiences was when her husband’s family threw her out of her home and took all her belongings, claiming them to be their brother’s property. After this Gladys had nowhere to live and at one point began brewing local alcohol to help provide for her children.
Since Gladys was a woman who loved God she kept crying out to Him each day to help her stop brewing alcohol and lead her down a new path to provide for her family. One day while Gladys was in a market she met her longtime friend who happened to be connected with Geta Kinship and that’s when her wailing was turned into dancing. Gladys’ friend invited Gladys to visit her home which is right next door to Geta Kinship.
On arriving Gladys saw the beautifully built Kinship Church and they decided to go visit the children. Gladys immediately decided to volunteer at Geta Kinship. This provided her with a way to stop selling alcohol, by committing herself in service to the Kinship and trusting God for her children’s provision. Though the Kinship has been struggling to get their daily bread, she has always worked to see the children, whom she calls “MY CHILDREN”, get enough food by carefully watching the fire so it doesn’t go out due to limited firewood. Gladys has never given up working for the children and is thankful to be able to do it every day. She says the Kinship has given her hope, a place for herself and her children to live, and they have found a new family and a pastor who listens and prays with them.
Gladys loves all the children in the Kinship and believes that one day she will have enough money to provide for her family’s needs and assist in taking care of the financial needs of the children at the Kinship. Gladys loves seeing the children happy and well taken care of. She is grateful to be part of the Kinship family and because of this family she doesn’t dwell on her past. It is such a blessing for Gladys to see her children growing in a Godly way with a big family.
Thank you for celebrating International Widows Day with us! Because of your support widows like Gladys are given a home and a family and with those gifts they able to dream again. Help us in supporting more widows like Gladys and giving them the ability to dream again.