As Marta heads home after the Soup Kitchen and not long afterwards, there is a knock at the door. It is Radu – and he puts the new backpack in her hands. At first, she is bewildered and unsure how to react. Radu begins to show her the various pockets and how to open them. After a while, she examines it herself, excitedly holding up a multi-coloured pencil from the pencil case.
“ I want to become a doctor," Marta tells Radu shyly.
Like so many other children around the world, Marta will begin school this September. She will wake up in the same cramped room next to the old stove and the walls will still be damp. But she will put her new backpack on her back, with all its school supplies, and head off to school confidently, knowing she has all that she needs to learn, to grow, to overcome.
Thanks to our supporters, MWB has the joy of equipping many children like Marta with everything they need for school.
Education is such a powerful tool for breaking the cycle of poverty and ensuring that young people from vulnerable backgrounds have the chance to fulfil their dreams. And as Marta joyfully skips off to school, knowing she is loved and provided for, it is our prayer she will come into the fullness of all that God has for her.