Healthy food helps the body fight disease. I lost my older sister and my brother to malaria even though they were careful with the nets. Last year, my uncle died from typhoid as well. At Sanku, I learned that with fortified foods, almost one quarter fewer people die of malaria because their bodies are stronger and can fight the sickness. The same is true with typhoid. My uncle might not have died if he’d eaten healthy food.
That’s why I wanted to work for Sanku. What we do with Sanku in my community is very important. I grew up in Morogoro. The people we help are my neighbors.
My sister who died from malaria was a preacher. When she got sick, she believed God would save her. I still believe in God, but I think he doesn’t save us by himself. He brings us knowledge and the skills to take care of ourselves. That’s how God saves us. That is why I work for Sanku.