Jackeline is a lot like the teenagers that might be in your house… But hiding behind her smile and young age is wisdom and a story that no one should ever have to go through…but there is also hope.
Jackeline Soila’s story is one of rescue, restoration, and reconciliation. Subjected to FGM (Female Genital Mutilation), and within days of being married off at age 9, she was rescued and brought to a safe place at Hope Beyond Transitional Center.
Jackeline’s community has now committed to ending those harmful traditions since our launching of Just One Africa’s Clean Water Program in their community. Trust has been built, health has been restored, and doors have been opened; allowing important conversations and changing generational mindsets which are bringing understanding on WHY the protection and education of their daughters are so important. This impact is significant. It has saved lives, re-written futures, and changed the world.
There are many other girls like Jackeline in communities that desperately lack access to safe, clean water. They deal with sickness and disease on a daily basis. You can help change that by giving to Just One Africa.
Watch Jackeline’s Powerful Story
Our 2018 goal is to reach 1,000 families just like Jackeline’s. Community mindsets can be shifted, girls can be protected, children can be educated, and parents can be empowered to care for their children in new ways, some for the very first time. All this is possible if YOU choose to say YES and Be One for SomeOne!