Mariam’s Fund is about Rescuing Those Who Cannot Rescue Themselves…
In some ways Mariam was an ordinary 10 year-old girl. She had a beautiful smile, loved her friends and loved to play.
But Mariam also experienced great hardship – she was a slave at a brick factory in the Middle East. Every day she worked turning bricks drying in the sun from sunup to sundown.
She was most likely sold into slavery when her Christian parents died and became an orphan, but nobody knows her full story.
Mariam desperately wanted to be freed from her brutal life. In her 10 year old words, she simply said, “Uncle, I don’t like living here. Please rescue me.” Plans were made the following week to purchase her freedom from the brick factory owner, but sadly, just the day before she was to be rescued from slavery, Mariam died of Dengue Fever.
There are millions of Christian children like Mariam who live and work as slaves in factories in the Middle East, with little hope of ever being free. Mariam’s Fund was created to help these children break free from slavery and end the cycle of poverty.
We work with a Christian ministry partner in the Middle East to help prevent children from being sold into slavery, to rescue families out of slavery, and to build Christian schools – all to break the cycle of poverty and slavery.