Chionyhe Williams story


Change your story

“In 2006 my mother called me to tell me that my sister had started misbehaving. Her behaviour got worse and worse and we didn’t really understand what was happening to her. We took her to a prayer house where she stayed for about a year. Even though we paid so much money there was no change in her behaviour after all of this time so we went to another prayer house but again nothing changed and it was very expensive. Over time we just lost hope and stopped counting her as a member of the family. In fact, my mother called to tell me that I was now the only daughter in the family. I wept and wept.

My sister eventually left the house and roamed the village. We felt so much shame and felt that we had lost my sister. When people asked me about my family I didn’t know what to say about her. She missed so many important occasions in our family – she didn’t attend my wedding and didn’t know I had had children. She didn’t know that my husband had died. When my husband died suddenly the community told us we were cursed, and they mocked us and called us names.

At the end of 2017 we heard that my sister had been picked up by Amaudo and that she was starting her journey of recovery at the centre. She is now well and we are so excited to be bringing her home. I want her to see all of the family and for her to come and live with me in Port Harcourt. I want her to know my children and for my Mum to be happy and at peace. I want my sister to be able to live a happy life, maybe she will get married and have a family of her own. Amaudo has changed my sister’s story.”

You can donate to Amaudo here