2ROOFS is Whatcom County's own social real estate team. Every sale helps house a person in need at no additional cost to you. See how it works HERE.
Thank you Dwight & Lynette Friesen!
Because you chose 2roofs for the sale of your vacation cabin, African Road Changemakers have been able to provide hope to Loveness. Your friendship has meant so much to Sean (2roofs co-founder) over the years. We appreciate your business and loved helping you through this process. Your sale helped fund housing, food and school supplies for Loveness rescued from indentured servitude.
African Road Changemakers
Consoler and Eliya Wilbert are founders of New Hope for Girls, a project and home for survivors of modern day slavery. Consoler’s story informs their work:
We met Loveness in July 2016. Consoler asked me how old I thought Loveness was. I looked at her small frame and guessed 6 or 7 years old. In fact Loveness was 12. She had bright eyes and a quick mind but her body was tiny from yours of neglect and lack of nutrition. Loveness had been discarded by her mother a few years before- left with her poor grandmother who lived in a one room shanty. The grandmother struggled to sustain herself, let alone a child- even her own grandchild. Loveness didn’t attend school and spent her wandering the dusty streets streets in Consoler’s Dar es Salaam neighborhood to look for food.
Consoler noticed Loveness, learned her story and saw her spark. In April 2016, Consoler welcomed Loveness into the New Hope for Girls ‘Give Back to the Neighborhood’ classroom for school readiness. In three months time Loveness was reading at grade level and excelling in all subjects.
In early June Loveness stopped appearing for class. After several days of absence Consoler went looking for her. The shanty hut her grandmother had lived in was empty. Neighbors reported that the grandmother had left the area but had not taken Loveness with her. Loveness was left to the streets. Consoler assigned two of the older girls from the New Hope for Girls home to begin searching for her. It took two weeks before she was found sleeping in the doorway of a shop near the city dump where she’d been foraging for food. Consoler and Eliya welcomed Loveness into their healing home, bringing the household count to 36.
The Loveness I met in July showed no signs of such stories. She was vibrant and had a sense of humor. She was back in school and, for the first time ever, could count on three meals a day, and just as important, safe loving parents.
Your donation provides help for school fees, meals, clothing, medical care, housing and loving attention for Loveness. No price can be put on these things, however your support is meeting these important needs and supporting the work of New Hope for Girls. Thank you!