We often hear stories of underdogs making it, yet rarely do we get to witness it in person. Nyomi’s story is a beautiful picture of transformation, one that we can all learn from. As we hear her story, we can’t help but be inspired by her courage, resilience, and faith.
Nyomi and her sister would play in the dirt outside their small, rundown home in a remote village in India. It was obvious that they didn’t have much, but her parents were making the most of what they had. She grew up in extreme poverty and had no educational opportunities in or around her village. They had very little food and no access to education. Nyomi, only 5 years old, and her sister were trapped in a cycle of poverty that seemed impossible to break. Nyomi’s parents were searching for Hope.
After hearing about the Hope Center and learning of the care and educational opportunities there, Nyomi’s parents decided that in the midst of the struggle to just survive, this was the girl’s best opportunity. That decision ended up changing everything for Nyomi and her sisters.
No longer did they have to worry about where their next meal would come from or if they would have access to education. At our Hope Center, Nyomi began to learn about God’s love and the dreams that He had placed in her heart.
Over time, Nyomi’s dreams began to take shape. She wanted to become a nurse and care for others. She worked hard and studied diligently. When she graduated from high school, the team at the Hope Center worked with her to get into nursing school.
Three years later, Nyomi not only graduated, but she finished at the top of her class and received several job offers. She decided on a nursing position that was close to the Hope Center so she could give back and care for the younger girls that now call the Hope Center home.
In addition to working at the hospital and helping at the center, Nyomi also serves at the medical clinic on campus to use her skills to serve many girls that have a background just like hers. When Nyomi received her first paycheck she gave it all to her local church back home, ALL OF IT! She shares the story of how God had so wonderfully cared for her and she wanted to respond by giving it all back to Him.
Just days after giving her first paycheck away, Nyomi received a call from the nursing school and was told that she had been awarded a gift due to the way she worked and performed at the school. The gift was even more than her first paycheck, God outgave her! Nyomi shares how God has been so good in her life and in the midst of so many blessings, her greatest joy is knowing and following her Savior, Jesus Christ.
Nyomi’s story is just one of many that I have heard in my time at Hope Partners International. We are working hard to bring hope and transformation to children around the world who are trapped in the cycle of poverty. It is a daunting task, but with the help of our donors, we know that anything is possible.
We know that there are many worthy causes out there, but I truly believe that the work we are doing at Hope Partners International is making a difference. Every dollar that you donate goes directly towards providing food, education, medical care, and spiritual guidance to children who desperately need it.
Nyomi’s story is just one example of how your donations can change lives. Will you join us in this important work? Together, we can make a real difference in the world. Thank you for your compassion and empathy, and for supporting a child just like Nyomi.