Believers who owe to pay ‘miraculous tithes’

Believers who owe to pay ‘miraculous tithes’
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Evarlene Okello, a Kenyan mother of four, got into debt to give money to a pastor

Evarlene Okello breaks down in tears as she says she fell into debt after paying a priest to pray for her.

She lives in a small shack in Kibera, a vast slum in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, and can no longer support her four children.

Evarline hasn’t earned anything in months, she told him on the phone. So when he heard about a pastor whose prayers could make life better, he wanted to meet him. He asked her for 15,000 Kenyan shillings (about R$600).

This practice is known as a “seed offering”: a financial contribution to a religious leader, with a specific goal in mind.

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