Will you help to feed a hungry
child this Christmas?
Meals are prepared in huge pots over open fires.
The happy smiles say it all!
Kgomotso is a child who’s lost both parents – an all too common tragedy in Africa as a result of the scourge of HIV/AIDS.
He’s thin, poorly clothed, struggling to exist with his siblings in what’s known as a ‘child headed household’, and always hungry.
Orphaned children, like Kgomotso, may be just numbers to someone collecting statistics. But to Mama Ruth who is a pensioner in the province of Limpopo here in South Africa – and you too, I’m sure – they’re living children with beating hearts, with bodies and minds needing nourishment, nurturing and developing.
Mama Ruth sees a child, like Kgomotso with the eyes of love and compassion. She sees a child whose need is now – not at some distant random time in the future. And she hopes that you will too.
To meet the needs of children like Kgomotso, ‘drop in centres’ have been created by people like Mama Ruth with the help of community volunteers.
It’s at these centres where orphaned and other vulnerable children have a safe place to stay after school, get help with homework and problem solving, and receive the caring life guidance that every child needs and deserves. The children also come in the hope of receiving a meal.
Above all else, these children need food if they are to survive – and Mama Ruth is asking you to help him provide that food by making a donation – by clicking here now – to her feeding programme at the drop-in centres.
Places like these, where every child matters, can only be sustained by the generous partnership of other people who care – HOPE Africa’s friends like you.
With Christmas coming, bringing its commercial excess of spending on gifts, festive food, and holiday treats, we think of these children who have nothing – not only at Christmas, but on every day of the year.
You can be the difference-maker! By clicking here to send your donation today, Mama Ruth’s feeding programme will continue to be a beacon of hope for children like Kgomotso, and others just like him.
One of the greatest stories ever told never actually happened. It was fiction. But we know that fiction may speak truths in the clearest and most convincing [and convicting] manner possible. The story is the parable that Jesus told of THE PRODIGAL SON. [more]
A SMALL CHANGE
At our recent Strategic Planning HOPE Africa decided to change the last word in our full name from Health, Opportunity, Partnership, Employment to Empowerment. This was done to reflect what our work is currently all about. While we feel that employment is important, we rather empower and equip people with the necessary skill to find employment.
LAUNCH OF WE WILL SPEAK OUT SOUTH AFRICA
We Will Speak Out is a coalition committed to demonstrating, mobilising, and equipping leadership to end the pain of sexual violence across the world. We recognize that together, we need to speak out against sexual violence and break the silence that exists. Let us join hands and work together to change this story forever. [more]
THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION SUNDAY
18 August 2013
The Church is calling on each of the four million Anglicans living in Southern Africa to make an investment in the future of the church by supporting theological education. [more]
NEW BOARD MEMBER!
HOPE Africa's Board of Directors welcomed a new face at last week's AGM. [more]
DIOCESE OF KIMBERLY AND KURUMAN
An enthusiastic HOPE Africa team visited the Diocese of Kimberley and Kuruman from 24-26 July to distribute blankets and food parcels to seven project sites benefitting from our partnership with the Independent Development Trust (IDT). [more]