Maria, an Egyptian widow, was in tears when telling a local ministry leader that she had lost her job as a housecleaner due to coronavirus lockdown. She supports seven family members, including a daughter with two infants who is separated from her drug-addicted husband and a married son with two children who has lost his job and home due to coronavirus. She sold her kitchen appliances to meet their basic needs. Many widowed women in Egypt have lost their jobs to the pandemic and have no other sources of income, as the government has also suspended disbursement of pensions due to the crowds gathering at offices. Most widows are without a fixed monthly income or a fixed pension. Some have coronavirus, and some have lost a family member to it. Christian Aid has created WhatsApp groups for women and children and supports them spiritually by making prayer times and sharing sermons and songs.
Egypt: women struggling to survive pandemicWritten by David Fletcher 03 Sep 2020
- Pray: for mission agencies throughout Egypt helping those needing spiritual, financial and medical help. (Psalm 118:7a)
- More: www.christianaid.org/missions-insider/2020-pandemic-strikes-women-struggling-to-survive-in-egypt/