All posts tagged: Ghana

A Celebration of Life!

As the summer holidays finish, YHM gives you something else to celebrate: life! Despite obstacles, these two women have found ways to enjoy their lives and inspire us to push forward. Twelve years ago, Aggie Carney’s husband of 18 years left her for his girlfriend and son, leaving her to take care of five children on her own. “I had to work 5 jobs, 70 hours a week for the first 2 years, without a day off,” said Carney.For years, she struggled, but found support at her local church. “Families got together and helped me pay off my mortgage and van payments so I could go to school and get better job,” Carney said. She now finds strength by volunteering for a recovery program and for a young women’s Sunday school class. “I want to come alongside them and help them try to think through life’s choices,” said Carney My biggest pride comes from my family and my culture Juliana Odame-Labi, 18, also finds joy in life despite a rough past. When she was 8 …