Together We Helped Make a New Life for Hundreds of Orphaned and Abandoned Children During Our 2014 Fiscal Year.
- 107 orphaned and abandoned children lived in the Lewa Children’s Home where they received food, healthcare, an education, and a loving place to call home. (Kenya)
- 74 orphaned and abandoned children have a place to call home where all their basic needs were met, giving them hope for a healthy future. (Zambia)
- 400 children, most born with HIV, benefited from an orphan feeding program operated by Shinga Development Trust. (Zimbabwe)
Thanks to your generous support in the past, we have accomplished so much for the children of Africa, but the need to ensure our programs continue in the new year is still great.
Please make your year-end tax-deductible gift for the hundreds of orphans we already help, and for those still in need.
The kitchen is near completion.
All good things take time, and such is the case with the Shinga Development Trust’s children’s village for orphans in Zimbabwe.
And the time is near when Shinga founder and director Margaret Makambira will be realizing her dream – and the dreams of dozens of orphans who will soon have what so many children in the United States take for granted – a bed to sleep in at night, a breakfast, lunch and dinner during the day, a school to attend with teachers who are helping them to succeed, and people who cherish and love them.
We here at Bread and Water for Africa® are proud to be Margaret’s partner in such a worthy project and can’t say who is more excited to see it come to fruition before the end of this year, her, the children who will have a place to call home, or us.
Zimbabwe, countless children have lost both of their parents to the ravishes of HIV and AIDS, and many of them do not even have other family members who can take care of them so they are forced to live on the streets fending for themselves. But in the community of Mutare, Margaret Makambria executive director of the Shinga Development Trust, is working with Bread and Water for Africa® to build an orphan’s village, based on the Lewa Children’s Home model in Kenya.
Shinga Development Trust provides a home for HIV/AIDS orphans in Zimbabwe.
Also like Phyllis Keino’s project in Eldoret, Margaret’s project will also have a farm program to produce enough vegetables, fruit and meat for the children in the village, as well as to have enough left over to sell the surplus at a local market.
Margaret tells of having a dream to establish the children’s village, but had no idea of how to get funding. “Because of faithful sponsorship of Bread and Water for Africa® finally our dream is coming to pass,” she says, and soon, the homes, which are still under construction, will be providing a loving home for orphans with widows serving as house mothers to look after them.
The project will also have a farm program to produce enough vegetables, fruit and meat for the children in the village.