I am a committed HopeChild sponsor in a poverty stricken community affected by AIDS and HIV. Making the decision to help sponsor a child was easy. I began researching and learning about communities around the world that suffer every day due to the lack of food and resources. I had heard of an organization called World Vision, which has always kept true to helping children from over 100 countries around the world. Out of the many different charities to contribute to, I felt that World Vision was the charity to help.
As I scoured World Vision’s data base of malnourished and starving children from around the world. I saw the look in each child’s eye. Every child lives a difficult and sad life. Many of the children that I felt suffer the most are children from communities severely affected by the HIV and Aids crisis. In these communities AIDS affects the social structure and wipes out the older working adults. This leaves millions of orphans behind struggling for food, medical care, and school.
I chose to help sponsor five-year-old Edith Hatyamba of Lusaka, Zambia. Zambia is a country located in Southern Africa neighboring the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania , Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, and Angola. The country was originally dominated by the copper mining industry. However in the 1970s the country began falling into poverty and still has not recovered. Making Zambia one of the world’s poorest countries.
Edith Hatyamba lives with her parents, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters. Providing food for their children is a struggle and challenge for her parents. Thanks to World Vision and my sponsorship money of $35.00 per month, which is automatically withdrawn from my credit card, Edith is now in good health and will be starting school this year.
Please save the poverty stricken children of the world, by sponsoring one little child!
Letters From Zambia Africa Letters From an African Child
I also an animal lover, and sponser a little cat by the name of Ritz, and a little dog by the name of Rusty. If you'd like to see their pictures, and find out how you can sponsor helpless little animals, go my animal page where you'll find links to all my 30 something 4-legged animals!
Animal Lovers Help Stop Cruelty and Abuse To Animals
Happiness lies for those who cry, those who hurt,
those who have searched, and those who have tried
for only they can appreciate the importance of
people who have touched their lives.
This is a picture of little Edith. When I first saw her little face, I KNEW she would be the one I'd help make her life a little easier. Although, I have no children, I feel this little child is my own. We lives centuries away from each other; perhaps someday I'll be able to atually meet her and give her lots of hugs and kisses!
It takes a village to raise a child.
Letters From Zambia Africa
When God Made Little Girls
The Cry of the Children
A Little Girl's Prayer
Evening Song of the Thoughtful Child Poems About Children
Squatter's Children Poems About Children
Poverty Stricken Children In The World
Old Dogs and Children and Watermelon Wine
Mothers Of Disabled Children
Kahlil Gibran Writings On Children
The poverty of our century is unlike that of any other. It is not, as poverty was before, the result of natural scarcity, but of a set of priorities imposed upon the
rest of the world by the rich. Consequently, the modern poor are not pitied...but written off as trash. The twentieth-century consumer economy has produced the first culture for which a beggar is a reminder of nothing.
- John Berger