Ilady is 8 years old and has been with us for a few days. What she went through in her short life is hard to comprehend. Her tiny body is a reflection of all the evil that lurked in those closest to her, who did not know how to love her. Instead of love and security, they gave her hell on earth…
Fortunately, people living in the area eventually alerted the police. She was immediately taken away from the perpetrators – the family who were supposed to be looking after her. They will now face criminal prosecution.
Ilady has been safe for a week now. She is at HOME. Now we will do what we do best – create the best conditions for her to pull herself together from the pieces into which evil people have broken her. This will not happen right away, overnight. The girl is still frightened, distrustful. We need to pour an ocean of love and reassurance into a heart that has been so wounded. This is the power that you and the sisters have!
We know that thanks to you, this little one will receive a space in which she will not only be able to develop as every child should (despite her age, she has never gone to school), but above all in which the open and painful wounds will heal.
“This morning I had tears flowing down my face,” Sister Mariola wrote to us. “I had a long talk with Ilady. I told her how much we loved her, how we had been waiting for her and that she no longer needed to be afraid of anything. At the end, Ilady plucked up her courage, gave me a hug and quietly whispered: “Now I am only afraid of the fact that here the children sing so nicely, and I have never sung…”
In the life of rejected Ilady, everything can change TODAY thanks to you. Visit her adoption profile and show the girl how many friends she has, ready to support her in her new, better life.
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.