Sunday, February 01, 2009

WE FILLED THE VAN (well, almost)!

Another HUGE thank you to those of you who were able to give a donation to buy food for Good Samaritan Orphanage in the Central Region of Ghana! Thanks to your quick response we were able to donate 1000 cedis worth of food. There was just enough room for our coordinator and administrator to sit in the back of the van with all of the donations. We were able to give food, water, and also some supplies like mosquito repellent and diapers.

The home was different than I thought it would be. They actually have a very nice compound and nice facilities. But it's a situation where some donors spent a lot of money to BUILD the home and then forgot about the monthly resources needed to SUPPORT the home. As a result, some months there are funds for food, and some months there are no funds for food. When I checked out the store room there was a small pile of flour, a few onions, a few plantains, and a basket of oranges. It was a very small amount of food for 60 children.

The food we brought will make a difference for a while, but of course is not a permanent solution. I hope that AAI is able to continue to offer support to this home in the future.

Thanks again for your donations. The kids are eating well right now because of your generosity!



Calmil2 11:23 PM  

Great!!! Thanks for sharing Anita! Harmony

Ericka 6:45 AM  

Do they need on-going monthly support?
I'm just wondering if a church or org can help support them???
What can we do?

Laurel 3:18 PM  

Praise the Lord! I am so glad that you made us all aware of the need, and that we were able to be a part of bringing food to the children.

Keep us posted ..

Laurel :)