Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Tantely's Story!

If you have been following this blog since we first went to Madagascar in 2014, you may remember that Matthew and I took photos for the invitations to the church wedding of Zafy and Tantely.  Zafy was our translator in 2014, 2015 and 2016, and is now in Antananarivo training to be a priest. Tantely was quite shy when we met her. 

In 2016, Tantely was in the Days for Girls sewing class, and was accepted as one of the women who work for the Days for Girls Enterprise sewing kits, but that class had an even bigger impact on her life.  I found her in the Cathedral in the morning after the kit distribution explaining the menstrual cycle to other young women. 

She realised that she wanted to be a midwife.  So last year she went back to school, and successfully passed her high school diploma in September. 

It was so exciting to see her at the DfG distributions this year and the confidence she now exhibits as she teaches others about what is happening to their bodies each month.

This week, she started her three year midwifery training in Toliara!  May God bless her as she follows her calling.

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