I had a fun afternoon playing with the toddlers today! Justin and Koronyo, Cradles guard and groundsman were cleaning the yard and had just finished with the wheelbarrow. So of course we had wheelbarrow rides!! Everyone got a few rides each with many giggles shared. The hardest part was getting them out again! (Glory, Amani, Ema, Francis) Jerry, Raymond, Glory, Francis, Amani
Today, Zawadi’s extended family came to visit her. Her aunts and cousins from her mother’s side. She was please to see them and very happy and comfortable in their presence. Zawadi loves her cousin and extended family! This little girl next to Zawadi is the youngest child of the aunty who will take Zawadi home. This is the aunty who will take care of Zawadi. She has five of her own children as well! – the eldest is 16 years old. Unfortunately, she will not afford to send Zawadi to school although she will be well cared for. Harriet, our [ Read More ]
We were so happy to have an Australian couple currently working in South Africa, Trish and Francis visit us over the past two days. Trish and Francis have an energy company called Ensight and are working with us to make Cradle of Love Baby Home much more energy efficient. We are excited to know they are able to improve our energy consumption by 84%!!!!!!! That’s a huge saving! With these savings, we will never run out of baby formula again! We can’t wait to see this work in progress and are so thankful for your generosity and kindness. Thank you!!!!! [ Read More ]
Davona Church has designed these Cradle of Love tote bags and sterling Silver necklaces which we offer to all who visit. Each sale helps to sustain Cradle financially. The bags come in every colour you can imagine! – Yellow, Red, Purple, Grey, Orange, Blue and light Blue. Prices: Necklace $30 Tote Bag $20 Next time you pop in to say hi, why not buy one for your friends and help support Cradle of Love Baby Home.
Let it grow! In July, Projects Abroad sent a team to Cradle of Love Baby Home to plant our own vegetable patch! Everything is growing well and soon we will be able to save money on buying these items from the markets and eat our own home grown, pesticide free vegetables. The second patch… A very big thank you to the high-school students, through Projects Abroad, who helped construct this!!!!!
Jackson was thrilled to have his birth mother come to visit him after so long! A few days later she returned with Jackson’s birth father too! What a lovely reunion it was! We spoke with both the mother and father (now separated) about the possibility of taking Jackson home to live with them however, Jackson is still at too much of a risk and the safety for his life would be jeopardised. He would continue to be hunted and killed for the use of his body parts in ‘black magic’.
20 days without power!!! …which also means no running water! Our water supply is pumped from the river. Our poor, old generator, for such times had worn out from overuse (the power drops out regularly). This meant life at Cradle of Love was very difficult for some time! Thanks to Adam and Lindsey’s big City2Surf run and fund-raising we were able to purchase a new and bigger generator! Without your help we would not have been able to make such a needed purchase. To all who donated and made this happen, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
City to Surf is a popular road running event held annually in Sydney Australia, covering a 14km course. About 85,000 runners completed this years race, raising more than 4 million dollars for charities. Adam and Lindsey chose Cradle of Love Baby Home as their charity to support. They raised $11,100!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are so happy and proud of their achievements both in fundraising and completing the course.