Kabwata Orphanage Provides Loving Home For Orphan Now Teaching Underprivileged Children

Kabwata Orphanage Provides Loving Home For Orphan Now Teaching Underprivileged Children

Memory may be her name, but she has little of what her life was like before her life was transformed when she was brought to the Kabwata Orphanage and Transit Centre in Zambia at the young age of 4 years old.

In addition to finding a loving home with Kabwata founder and director Angela Miyanda where she never went hungry and had a warm bed to sleep in every night, she was also able to realize her greatest wish of going to school, something no child in the country takes for granted.

After excelling throughout her childhood and youth in primary and secondary school there was no stopping this determined bright young woman from studying childhood education and earning her teaching certificate.

“She performed well and was given a class of underprivileged children to teach,” reported Angela. “She is loved by the children” and because of this, she may soon be teaching at a prestigious government school.

“This is a big advantage as it’s not easy to join the government,” added Angela.

Here’s a video from Memory:

Degendo Well

Degendo Well

Degendo is a small rural community (pop. 650) in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia where fresh clean water for drinking, cooking, bathing, and livestock is in short supply.

“Like many of the rural kebeles (the smallest administrative unit in the country) in the region, Degendo lacks basic infrastructure including clean water supply sources,” says Yimer Mohamed, a field partner of Bread and Water for Africa® there.

Residents have been relying on small streams for water from the unprotected source which is a major cause of illness in the community, particularly among the children, many of them who suffer from chronic diarrhea which can lead to even more severe illness.

In November we heard from Yimer about his hopes for having a well dug to serve the community for an estimated cost of $11,405.

No doubt that’s a lot of money, however, it amounts to only $17 per person for the 650 children, parents and elders it will serve.

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters during the past 33 years, we have been able to save thousands of children from having to walk miles and miles fetching water from contaminated sources for their families and prevented them and tens of thousands more from preventable and potentially deadly illness.

Your gift of just $17 is the equivalent of providing clean safe water for a single child or parent; your gift of $170 will be such for ten.

The need for your help cannot be over-emphasized, please give what you can today.

A year in Health Care in Africa

A year in Health Care in Africa

Tragically, millions in sub-Saharan African countries die needlessly every year, particularly young mothers and their infant children. Otherwise healthy children and adults are sickened and die from easily preventable and treatable illnesses due to a lack of safe drinking water and the most basic of medications. We support health care programs in Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Sierra Leone.

At Bread and Water for Africa®, thanks to our supporters, we were able to provide medicine and medical equipment to our partners on the ground, who work tirelessly providing around-the-clock care.

In Cameroon, more than 4,000 residents of the city of Yanoundé and the surrounding community benefited from a clinic and hospital operated by our partner there, Hope Services. In addition, with the completion of a clinic in Douala this year, an estimated 60,000 people will have their health needs met.

In Sierra Leone, more than 56,000 people received medical care, counseling, and health education from our partners, Faith Healing Development Organization and Christian Health Services of Sierra Leone, as
well as from United Methodist Church clinics and hospitals.

In Ethiopia, an estimated 10,000 or more people received medical care through the Salae University healthcare program at four hospitals and 11 clinics, using the 40-foot container of donated medical supplies and hospital equipment we shipped this year.

In Kenya, the more than 4,000 people served at the Kebeneti Dispensary will benefit from recently installed solar panels, which provide electricity and hot water.

In Cameroon, more than 4,000 residents of the city of Yanoundé and the surrounding community benefited from a clinic and hospital operated by our partner there, Hope Services. In addition, with the completion of a clinic in Douala this year, an estimated 60,000 people will have their health needs met.

A year of Education

A year of Education

In Kenya, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, there are hundreds of thousands, if not millions,
of orphaned and destitute children who have any place to call home, who don’t know where their next meal is coming from, and who have no one to love them and keep them safe.

But thanks to our partners, 54 children have a warm bed to sleep in at night at the Lewa Children’s Home
in Kenya, and 44 more vulnerable children receive basic needs support. In Zambia, Kabwata Orphanage and Transit Centre provides a home for 52 children and provides support for 31 more living in foster care. And at Shinga Development Trust in Zimbabwe, 13 children have a loving home at its newly-opened Lerato Children’s Home.

Program founders and directors Phyllis Keino, Angela Miyanda and Margaret Makambira have become “mothers” to thousands over the years and decades who otherwise would have grown up alone and in despair, with no hope. They now have a brighter future, in large part thanks to the assistance made possible by our supporters.