Posted on June 6, 2016
I just came back from the orphanage to pay a food bill of $ 2,260. That’s already the fourth one. All possible because of our dear donors. During last week we have seen some big changes. Twenty-one new children have been brought to the orphanage. Not just from the earthquake area but also abandoned children from as far as 300 miles away.
Suddenly we have to get shoes and clothes. Some children need instant medical attention, mainly because of severe malnourishment. Painful to see their tiny bodies. Six year olds looking like half their age. The place is now officially beyond capacity. We scramble to keep the living circumstances acceptable. And we will succeed !
Kids that came here one week ago, completely withdrawn and dirty, are now smiling again and interacting with their new ‘brothers and sisters’. I know we are fighting an uphill battle , but with your contributions we will be victorious. I cannot thank you enough.
The picture I choose to show you is a happy snapshot I took yesterday. It shows my wife Danielle with three children and Bryan, a former occupant. He is one of the success stories of the orphanage. From an early age he expressed his interest in everything about food. The caregivers acknowledged his passion and because of extra donations he will finish his education later this year and can call himself a ‘chef’ . We will take him to the food market and his first moment as a professional cook will be when he will cook for the orphanage.