30 Days of Faith: Day 22

· · · "In Timbuktu, we had everything, fish from the river, food from the garden and free spices. Most importantly, though, we had peace,” says internally displaced Malian, Sada, 50. “Here in Bamako we have nothing.” Sada and 12 of her family members came to Bamako 8 months ago, after living under Islamist rule in Timbuktu for almost a year. “I sold all my jewelry so I could pay to transport my family here. Everything I have left now goes to rent. We rely on others for food. To other Muslims I say, put your faith in the almighty. Whether you are poor, or away from home, or hungry, you will never be poor in faith!”

Photo and text by Thomas Martinez for UNHCR

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