Divine, a gift from heaven, has just joined our Kasisi family.
He is less than two years old and acutely malnourished. It all started when his seriously ill mum died at the beginning of June. The baby was left with his dad, who is seriously ill himself and has no resources to provide the baby with basic care. The consequences were immediate: Divine became malnourished. His emaciated body was also immediately attacked by tuberculosis.
Seeing his son withering away day by day, the father brought Divine to Kasisi, asking for help. He knows that only here will his son have a chance to survive, surrounded not only by round-the-clock and specialised care, but also by the powerful cocoon of love built by the Sisters, the children and, of course, you.
Our goal is to get rid of the tuberculosis as quickly as possible and bring the little one out of malnutrition. How long will this take? It will certainly be long weeks as the boy is very weak.
Thanks to you, Kasisi is a spot of light on the map of dark statistics where Zambia remains at the forefront of countries struggling with malnutrition. Sometimes children reach us too late… sometimes the body of the little ones is so weakened that, despite fighting to the end, it is impossible to save the child. That was the case with Gabriel.
Fortunately, Divine came to us much earlier. We will move heaven and earth to bring the boy back on his feet. In this fight, he really needs your open hearts, ready to be by his side every step of the way from now on. We firmly believe that at this moment, here in Kasisi, we have started writing Divine’s new story together.
Today we left a guardian for little Divine in his cot – a giraffe. In its heart, supposedly the largest heart of all land mammals, we have locked all of you who are rooting hard for the boy. The giraffe is a handmade piece, made especially for our Heart for a Heart Programme. From now until Wednesday, for every purchase of therapeutic milk or any other, even smallest purchase for Kasisi, we will double the points in the Loyalty Programme – this is the best opportunity to get your own such giraffe to put next to your pillow.
The metal cots and worn-out mattresses have lulled generations of Kasisi kids to sleep, but are now in desperate need of replacement.
Our dream is to make the babies’ bedrooms look like a truly homely, safe environment that is associated with warmth. Will you help us make this dream a reality?