THERE ARE ANGELS AMONG US
It all started when Lucy noticed people taking advantage of orphans — treating them like slaves and preventing them from attending school.
Lucy went to the government of Malawi and registered an orphanage. She was approved but was not provided with any funds to support her — no money for a building, food, clothes, and the other necessities required to run an orphanage. That didn’t stop her!
Today, Lucy’s orphanage takes up an area of 12×16 kms and houses dozens of children at a time.
Most of the children are cared for by Lucy. Additional assistance comes from a few older ladies whose families have either died from AIDS or their own families have fully grown and tend to their own lives.
Each day, Lucy (if she’s well enough!) travels the area on foot to check on the children. She makes sure they’re going to school and that they’re alright… and if they’re not, she helps them.
As the children grow up, the government takes many of the older ones and puts them into a trade school so they can train to earn a living.
Lucy uses the money we send her to pay school fees for the children. She also provides food, and one time she contacted us to see if it was okay to use some of the donations towards the burial of a little orphan girl who had died from AIDS.
In the past when Lucy found a child that was ill, she carried them on her back to the hospital. She asked the Malawi government for a bike, but was refused. We were able to send enough money for two bikes—so now she can get the sick children to a doctor!
Over the years, Lucy has also taken many children into her own home. She currently has her daughter, a set of twins, five other children, and herself under one small roof—and they are busting at the seams! We are currently working towards building an addition on her home.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Lucy has become terribly ill — twice. We are waiting for her to recover. Meanwhile, all of your purchases will go towards ongoing support for her and the children.
“To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own.”