Hello! My name is Ludmila and I work as a cabin crew which allows me to travel to many third world countries. Recently, I flew to Harare in Zimbabwe and I visited a local orphanage called Shungu Dzevana Trust children home run by sister Mercy and other volunteers. There are 84 children from the age of 0 to 23 years and all of them need food, accomodation, clothes, school books, toiletries and medicine. The government doesn't contribute at all, and every month is a struggle to pay bills, feed all the children and provide them with medical care. Despite the hardships, sister Mercy created a loving home for the children where they can play, get education and have an experience of a real family life.
The lovely baby boy on the first picture is called Muku and he is 9 months old. He is also malnourished and was coughing because of being sick. Him, like the other kids, was abandoned by his parents because they were unable to take care of him. Muku is very energetic and loves when someone is helping him to walk so he can feel big like his other friends. He is not as strong as he should be, but with the help of your kind donations we could provide him with some nutritious baby food and medicine.
Last time I visited the orphanage, I brought some food, toiletries and clothes for the children. Sister Mercy told me they really need food and medicine for the children since many kids and malnourished and have worms. I got some clothes and toiletries from my friends and relatives, the rest I bought from my own limited funds. I would like to buy more baby food, infant milk and medicines to bring them with me next month but I'm worried I can't provide enough by myself.
Thanks to everyone who read this long story. If you would like to know more about the trust and where exactly do the donations go, you can contact me and we will get in touch.