Being born into poverty with all the odds stacked against them is hard enough . . . but imagine life without the comfort of a mother’s love - it’s heart-breaking to say the least.
But Sine (8) and Futhi (5) are two of the lucky ones . . . when they lost both their parents to HIV/AIDS their neighbour Mama Rose, rescued them.
Not only did she take them into her own home and care for them – she gave them the chance to believe in themselves. Without her, Sine and Futhi would have died for sure. If not from hunger and malnutrition – then from neglect and loneliness.
But with four grandchildren of her own, Mama Rose battles to make ends meet on her meagre state pension. And with two more hungry mouths to feed her income isn’t nearly enough.
You see, it’s just too much for Mama Rose . . . rent, food, clothing, school fees and uniforms! It’s an endless list – especially when children need to be cared for.
And you’ll be shocked to know that all seven of them share a tiny room in a house made from mud and reeds. There’s no running water or electricity and their meals of porridge and boiled potatoes are cooked on an open ﬁre in the same room.
Please say you’ll make your contribution here and show your support for orphaned and vulnerable youngsters who face an uncertain future.
Your donation here will remind them that despite their circumstance there’re people who care. Together we can restore hope – one vulnerable child at a time.
Your contribution here will help us supply this household – and others – with much needed food, clothing and school supplies. And what’s more you’ll be giving children like Sine and Futhi a reason to believe that they can beat the odds stacked against them.
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LAUNCH OF WE WILL SPEAK OUT SOUTH AFRICA
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