Last week we were devastated to hear of the passing of first Emmanuel, then Gabriel. The sight of the empty cots still breaks the heart, but at Kasisi no one wants to stop at pain and suffering. The cure for these is LOVE. Today, an ocean of this love is needed by three tiny sisters, Grace, Faith and Tadiwa.
Poverty, insecurity and uncertainty whether there would be something to eat the next day filled the girls’ daily lives. Recently, the only cornerstone that allowed them to hope that things would work out somehow also collapsed – their mother fell ill. Seriously. So much so that she has to stay in hospital for months. The woman asked people to help take care of her daughters, who, without thinking for a moment, sent them to Kasisi. Here, as they told the sisters themselves, children regain their LIFE to the full.
Our task for the coming period is to rebuild, in fact to build from scratch, a sense of security for the girls. This won’t happen overnight. This is where it takes time, trust and a huge amount of support, which will be provided by the Sisters, the children and we firmly believe by you. We want to show Grace, Faithand Tadiwa that here in Kasisi they can finally be themselves – children who laugh, romp and flock to cuddle and talk just like the others. That the worries about what they will eat, whether they will be able to go to school and whether there will be medicine when they fall ill can be left to us – the adults. Their task for the near future is simply to be happy children.
Will you help us with this? We really need you to convince the girls that with the loss of their mum they are not left alone in the world. That they have all of Kasisi and you – a wall they can always lean on. That from now on they are moving forward with friends who, no matter what, will support and embrace them – and that not even the thousands of kilometres between them will change that.
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?