Because widows are traditionally considered to be worth next to nothing in Burundian culture, they are disregarded by their neighbors and find it difficult to provide themselves with even the basic needs: food, clothing, shelter. She has received a house through Sister Connection. Scolastique is very poor, but is relying on God for her sustenance.
Life is difficult as a single mom for Scolastique and her children as they grow up without their husband and father. Children without a father are considered orphans in Burundi, and are treated as though they have little worth. Pray that they will recognize their worth in the eyes of the Father Himself.