Gertrude is at Kasisi with her four siblings. Her father, an alcoholic and drug addict, abandoned the family. Their mother was left without any means to survive and was not able to care for five children on her own. She visits her children every Saturday, however, and makes sure to talk and play with them as much as possible during her visits. The children are very close. Gertrude is protective over her younger siblings and spends all her free time with them. Kasisi gave the children a chance for healthy development. Gertrude and Peter have started attending school. They love to study.
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.