WHAT EVERY CHILD WANTS – TO BE IMPORTANT – TO SOMEONE - AND THERE IS NO BETTER WAY – THAN FOR SOMEONE TO BE COMING JUST FOR YOU
THAT IS WHAT FAMILY DOES - LOVE AND CHERISH YOU – LETS YOU KNOW THEY CAME JUST FOR YOU.
Today, we focused on the challenges of poverty – when children want to live with their family and the barriers all have to do with poverty. Yes, there are issues, like alcoholism, refusing to work, etc. Yet, not every family member has the above mentioned issues, but when one does, it does impacts all the family members.
Today we visited Anya’s (former Dayspring child) family – where she lives in a little tiny place with her 6 brothers, mother and father. We helped move her home almost two years ago, along with her two brothers from another orphanage. The father and mother were both there today, house was tidy and children were smiles from ear to ear – with joy and orneriness which is so common among young siblings. The needs abound everywhere. Clothing, space, food, resources and encouragement. So, we continue to help, give psychological support and even physical support when possible.
We are planning to bring in a fence for them – one that was being torn down in another area from an NGO replacing and putting in a new and better one. This project in partnership with Strong Tower here in Tokmok and together this will help to secure their property, upgrade some of the dangerous surroundings.
We brought water into the house two years ago and have been active with the family for these years. When we visited today, they told us their heating system is not working. They need a new furnace and the father can build it – he just needs the resources to purchase the parts.
Then we visited another family – the sister and male cousin of one of our Dayspring girls, Snejhanna. Our plan is one of permanency and stability for Snejhanna and to move her into the home with her sister. The sister has been working toward this for over a year. We are nearing success, but there are still barriers, space to sleep two females and one male . They have two rooms; a kitchen and a room where they all sleep. However there is another room that could be used easily with heat and would then be a private space for the sisters.
|THE PRESENT FURNACE - DOES NOT HAVE PIPES|
INTO THE HOUSE - RADIENT HEAT ONLY
|THE ONE ROOM FOR EVERYTHING|
|SISTERS - THEY LOVE EACH OTHER|
|SHE JUST SAID, "IT IS MY HOME"|
Here is another furnace situation and the cost has been estimated – 45,000 coms – which comes to about $790. And she needs a little electrical work – which will cost about 4,000 coms or about $70. For $860, Snejhannna could be home with here sister for good! Family – who cares for her – that tells her she is special!
YOU HAVE BEEN FAITHFUL – OUR DEAR SUPPORTERS – AND THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE OF THE THINGS WE SEE EACH DAY – PERMANENCY BEING HINDERED BY SOMETHING THAT SHOULD NOT BE!
We want Annya, her brothers and Snejhanna to know they are special – they are loved, and safely living with family. Can you see the picture?
LET US KNOW!