Thursday, June 16, 2011

Edward and his family

Edward with his father and sister-in-law

Above is Edward in school studying at his desk.  Below is Edward's sister-in-law fixing the family's meal.

Above is Edward's school, and below is the water pump.  He was telling me that the water pump does not work, but you can see by the sign that there is a phone number posted of who to call with any pump problems... I guess this doesn't work??

Above is Edward's bed and below is his house
Edward is one of my Mwana Hope/CHILDHOPE Zambia kids.  I have been sponsoring him for a year now.  He did a great job with his camera and took some awesome photos. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Mwanza's New Photo

Mwanza sure has been growing up quickly!!  Check him out!  He will be 16 on August 5th.  He is still raising his brothers and sisters, and seems to have grown into a happy young man.  Such a change from when I first started sponsoring him.  You may remember that 3 years ago, he wasn't even in school, and had nothing to eat.  This is what sponsorship is all about!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Ana in Guatemala- Fundraiser #36 Response

Post by Katja:
This is the report for fundraiser #36 for Ana in Guatemala. Her family was in need of a wardrobe and Ana needed a bed and new clothes.
On the last day of last year John finished off the fundraiser and Ana was able to receive the things as a belated birthday gift (her birthday was at the beginning of January). There were 18 people, who helped me with this fundraiser and we were able to send $350 to Ana's family. Yay!
Ana was able to buy 1 wardrobe, 1 single bed, 3 pants, 3 blouses, 1 sweater, 1 pair of shoes and 6 underwear.

Here are the beautiful photos of my happy Ana with the things that she purchased with our money.

Ana's letter (written by her sister) is as follows:
"Ana greets you with much love wishing you are in good health along to your dear family and the people around you. She thanks you for the single bed, for the jeans and the blouses and for the pair of shoes, and the underwear and the sweater she was able to buy which were of great support to her. She says so long to you with much love and a huge hug."

Thank you so much to everybody who helped with this cause! I wouldn't have made it without you!!! A special thanks to John, who finished off the fundraiser, to Heather G. for creating the fundraising page and of course for Heather M. for getting everything started and going!