A Home for Holliness Moomba

Updated: Mar 4

This all took place in 2011, but I am unable to change the date on the original blogs which were moved from an earlier AACDP website. A lot has happened since that terrible event. She and her husband succeeded in building a brick house with a rental apartment attached for income. The AACDP helped to support Holliness in several years of nursing school and once she began to work, she sent her younger sister, who lost both of her young children in the terrible accident, to nursing school as well.


Holliness lost 4 family members last January when a drunk driver crashed into the house they were renting in Livingstone, Zambia. No charges were ever filed against the driver, who, no doubt, paid his way out of certain conviction.


Her late mother, a charcoal vendor, had managed to save enough money to buy a small plot of land outside of town. So Holliness and her sisters moved out to the land, and with $500 from the AACDP built a temporary house, seen in the back of the photo. Holliness continued to work as a charcoal vendor, as her mother before her, enabling two of her sisters to continue in school. And now, they are fabricating cement bricks to built a permanent house.


What spirit in the face of such terrible adversity.

A lot has happened since that terrible event. She and her husband succeeded in building a brick house with a rental apartment attached for income. The AACDP helped to support Holliness in several years of nursing school and once she began to work, she sent her younger sister, who lost both of her young children in the terrible accident, to nursing school as well. I am sad to report that the drunk driver who destroyed the lives of 3 children and one adult was never brought to account. Such is justice for the poor.


Here is the finished house.


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