Birthday: February 17
Margaret’s father abandoned her when she was very young. She was living with her mother, her older sister and niece and nephew, and her grandmother in a very small house. In 2007 her mother died due to AIDS. Two weeks later, her sister died of AIDS related illness as well. Margaret was only 12 years old at the time. Because her grandmother was old and unable to care for 3 young children, the responsibility of caring for her sister's two young children - who were four and six years old - fell on Margaret. This was a heavy burden for a 12 year old. Their situation was discovered by the Welfare authorities and the three children were brought to Treasures of Africa.
Without the responsibility of raising her niece and nephew, Margaret was able to concentrate on her school work and enjoy life as a normal teenager. She completed a huge milestone by graduating from Secondary School - the first in her family. This was an achievement that would have been very unlikely if she had not come to live at Treasures of Africa. But she has made even more amazing progress as she has been attending Mzumbe University in the city of Mbeya in southern Tanzania. She is working on her Bachelor's Degree in Business. We are so proud of this precious treasure who will be one of the first of the TOA students to earn a college degree. We are seeking an Academic Sponsor to assist us in helping Margaret achieve her goal.
Although she is very quiet and shy, when it comes to singing for the Lord she is not shy at all. She has a beautiful voice and loves to sing and glorify the Lord. She often leads choir songs and wants to become a singer some day. We praise the Lord that now Margaret’s future has endless possibilities!