Orphans and vulnerable children are the entry point for E.G.C work in Gumbesi village. In a country where one in five young children is malnourished and one in three shows signs of stunted growth, 16% of children die before finishing grade school. In a needs assessment survey, 95 households of Gumbesi village, 92% reported that their children were hungry and 26% had lost at least one child under the age of five to a preventable disease such as pneumonia or diarrhoea. Most children suffer kwashiorkor owing to malnutrition. About 20% had at least one family member with HIV/AIDS. Over a third of the adults never attended school.
What Life is Like for Our Children
relievers or other basic medicines when children fall sick.
All children we have encountered have different stories, stories that will fill your eyes with tears and break your heart. Many of our children lost their parents to HIV/AIDS, STI’s, related illnesses, some were abandoned, infected, affected, Stigmatized, and others were failing to thrive in their home situation and the number keeps increasing daily. The E.G.C is a timely project that will rescue many children and give them a family to belong to through providing a home for these Orphans and Vulnerable Children. Getting a meal for these children is not a guarantee and as we have found out many go to bed on an empty stomach. We endeavour to start a daily feeding programme and establish a rescue centre with facilities. Pray and support us as we venture along this exciting path. The Bible says in Ps. 127.3 ‘Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord. The fruit of the womb is a reward’. We should all come together and nurture this precious gift that God freely gave to mankind as a buddle of joy. There is no child that should be subjected to the kind of life the children of Gumbesi village go through. God has given you and me a sober mind and in serving him, let’s remember these children and give them a smile.
You can give your gift to these children by feeding them, buying a book for them or a pair of uniform, school fees or provide an alternative land for the centre to relocate.
Orphans and vulnerable children at Gumbesi village escorted by their care givers at a come together meeting of the first quarter 2016. The challenges they face are very huge. they are inneed of school supplies, Uniforms,School fees and personal effects. you can support these kids and bring hope and Transform their lives, make smile on their faces.