Dear everyone, who participated in raising funds for the kids at Mother Theresa’s hospice here in Zambia.
Today, I went to the city markets with the Sisters to purchase things for the kids ...and man, did it go far!
We found soccer balls, skipping ropes, balloons and loads of other toys for the playground.
We bought cloth for making clothes for all 110 children. We have material to make school uniforms for 40 girls and 10 boys.
We organized sugar and flour for 80 families from the compounds as gifts which the Sisters will give out next week .
We bought 70 brand new pairs of trousers for the guys.
We got medications, vitamin injections, and IV drips, all desperately needed here in the wards.
We bought 20 GIANT bags of fresh bananas, mangoes, oranges and pineapples for all 300+ people who live in Mother Theresa’s...
..the guys rarely get much fresh fruit, .. so this is going to be a terrific surprise tomorrow.
We also bought new plastic drinking cups and bowls for all the kids, kitchen implements and a radio too!
We bought basic construction tools to build new tables and chairs for the place, tiles to fix the floors and so much more,, that I get tired just thinking about it.
The balance is going down to the south and will be feeding kids down at the Jesuit school there. And all of that was only a little over... HALF of the 1100 euros which you sent.
This is all to say that, what you sent is making a massive difference. Your gift is going to keep giving for years.
Thanks David. David went to Zambia in cooperation with Slí Eile Volunteering in Dublin, Ireland. Visit www.sli-eile.com
Thanks to; <ul><li>Photos; Marie, David, Google. </li></ul><ul><li>Text; David. </li></ul><ul><li>Music; Ladysmith Black Mambazo, use with kind permission from Mitch Goldstein, Business Manager. </li></ul><ul><li>Compiled by Stephen. </li></ul>
How did they manage to get so much stuff with so little money?? I’m not sure, but next time, I’m taking those Nuns shopping with me!!