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Oh is a single mom raising her young son alone. Her husband abandoned when she was still pregnant with their son, Tao, who is now six years old.

“I love feeding the fish with my mom. It makes me very happy!” said Tao, Oh’s son.

“Tao means everything to me,” said Oh. “When life is difficult, he inspires me to press on.”

Oh worked part-time at a restaurant to earn money to buy food for her son and elderly mother.  She had to borrow for other things  like clothes and school fees for Tao.  

“I got stressed and I worried about how I would pay the money to all the people that I owe. I couldn’t seem to find a way out,” said Oh.

“My daughter couldn’t sleep at night because she worried about money,” Oh’s mother Na told us. “I wanted to help but didn’t know how.  I just tried to hide my tears from her.”  

Then grandma Na suffered an aneurysm and was hospitalized for two months. Oh borrowed more money to pay the medical bills.

“When I saw her hospital bills, I was shocked,” said Oh. “I thought why don’t problems ever stop coming at us? I owed so much money, more than $2000.  I did everything I could to keep my mom alive.”

The stress over their finances and Na’s health affected Tao too.  

“I watched my mom cry. I felt so sad for her,” he said.

Then a neighbor told Oh about CBN’s Orphan’s Promise.  Orphan’s Promise poured a concrete slab and installed everything needed to start a small restaurant in Oh’s house.   Her income has now doubled and she has paid off her mom’s medical bills.  

“My life was like a tree that was near death,” said Oh.  “Then Orphan’s Promise came and gave us new life through my new business!”  

Meanwhile Grandma Na is back on her feet and helping prepare food the restaurant.  

“Now, I see my mom and my son smiling every day,” said Oh smiling herself. “You helped our family and brought a bright light into our lives! Thank you!”

Did you know?

CBN sponsors livelihood training, small business development, and microcredit grants to address a community’s needs and create employment opportunities. Explore the life-changing work of CBN.

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