Throughout the years of the Kasisi Foundation’s activity, we have been following the work of the sisters. Without a doubt it is their view of the world that made us decide to accompany them on their missionary journey. It is not the big issues or even the super noble projects that are the core of their work, but simply BEING with other people, in Kasisi with the smallest ones.
And this “being” of our sisters is the whole essence of LOVE. It is giving children rejected by the world the feeling that they are with them for better or worse. Not only as a provider, embracer, educator, but above all as a person who is happy that another person exists. It is the willingness of the sisters to give their lives every day so that our kids have a better life.
And while these words may sound pathetic, in Kasisi it is a reality. Countless cases of malaria, the constant threat of HIV (which many of our children carry), hardly a single full night’s sleep, seeing family once every two years, extreme temperatures, battling bureaucracy, lack of understanding – all this is experienced by the sisters on a daily basis. These are the real costs of saving a few hundred or even a few thousand human lives. However, for our sisters missionary work is a way to happiness.
Dear sisters, in this Missionary Week we THANK YOU for your BEING, for your daily dedication to children. It is from you that we learn to focus on another human being – to LOVE. Together with you we do not “help poor children”, but we create a family with them.
We hope that Christopher’s death, which was an unexpected tragic event for the whole Kasisi, will kick off a chain reaction of good. Because of this, we started the Christopher Sakala Fund. With this fund, we support children being treated on the oncological ward at the hospital in Lusaka.