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Orphaned by a Bullet

After a stray bullet killed her sister, Alma took in her sister’s two children. Already stretched to provide for her own children, how could this single mother possibly support two more? Read Transcript


Reporter: ERIC AND HIS

SISTER NEEDED A PLACE TO

STAY AFTER THEIR MOTHER WAS

KILLED BY A STRAY BULLET.

SO THEIR AUNT ALMA DECIDED

TO TAKE THEM IN.

IF I HAD BEEN THE ONE WHO

HAD DIED, I'M SURE MY SISTER

WOULD HAVE TAKEN IN MY

CHILDREN.

Reporter: BUT TIMES

HAVE BEEN TOUGH FOR ALMA.

SHE IS ALSO A SINGLE MOTHER,

RAISING HER TWO CHILDREN.

HER GREATEST CHALLENGE WAS

TO MAKE ENOUGH MONEY TO

PROVIDE FOOD FOR EVERYONE.

SOMETIMES I ONLY HAD A

LITTLE JUICE OR A PIECE OF

BREAD FOR THEM TO TAKE TO

SCHOOL.

GOD KNOWS HOW I TRIED MY

BEST TO GIVE THEM EVERYTHING

I COULD.

ALTHOUGH IT HAS BEEN HARD,

WE HAVE BECOME A BIG

FAMILY.

Reporter: WHEN

"OPERATION BLESSING" LEARNED

WHAT ALMA WAS DOING FOR ERIC

AND HIS SISTER, WE SET UP A

PLAN TO HELP.

FIRST WE ENROLLED HER IN

CLASSES TAUGHT BY "OPERATION

BLESSING," TO TRAIN HER HOW

TO SEW AND RUN A SMALL

BUSINESS.

THEN WE SURPRISED HER AND

GAVE HER A NEW SEWING

MACHINE.

WITH THE MACHINE AND A

LITTLE START-UP CAPITAL,

ALMA IS ALREADY MAKING

MONEY.

NOW THAT I HAVE A NEW

MACHINE, I MAKE THE CLOTHING

AND I SELL THEM IN THE

COMMUNITY.

Reporter: ALMA'S

CLOTHES HAVE BEEN IN HIGH

DEMAND AT THE STORES WHERE

SHE SELLS THEM, AND ORDERS

HAVE BEEN POURING IN.

MEANWHILE, FO FOR ERIC AND

HIS SISTER, LIFE IS MUCH

BETTER.

ALMA IS ABLE TO PROVIDE FOOD

FOR THEM AND HOPE FOR THE

FUTURE.

THANK YOU, "OPERATION

BLESSING."

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