Children, Food parcels, Patients, Uncategorized

Parcels: Another Family Benefits

“The Ng. family is doing well, but didn’t receive any food parcel from us this time because they were fortunate to receive one from our friends from America, Cindi and Chris, who came early December to distribute food parcels to some of our child-headed families.magagule-thabisile

Instead, it was received by a young orphaned Th. Ma., who lost both her parents a few years ago. Th. is currently living with her sick grandmother and aunt, who are both on HIV treatment and unemployed. There is no bread winner, and Th. does not have a birth certificate to enable her to qualify for the government child support grant.”

Children, Housing, Staff, Youth

A Prayer House-building Team

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Thank you, Lord, for those who are responsible for building new houses for destitute families:  for Constance, the coordinator; for Mike, assistant and administrator; for Ena and Tony from Pretoria; for the hired builders.  May you bless them as they are faithful to you.  Please provide for Tony and Ena, as they wrestle with Tony’s serious ill-health.

Children, Food parcels, Housing, Youth

Food Parcels: Using Facebook

The Ma. family: Gi. (24) and one-year old son, brother, Bo. (17), and twin sisters, No. and Le. (16).  They had a wonderful last 6 months of the year after the intervention of the organization. This family was identified by our Marketing manager on our local community Facebook page, where he saw the picture of their battered and cracked house posted on the page with a caption requesting assistance from the public to help build the needy family a proper house.

Gi. returned to school after dropping out when she got pregnant, attending an Adult Basic And Education Training class; she will be receiving her results in early January. The others are in school, and all of them have passed their respective grades for the present year.

Children, Food parcels, Young Moms

TB, Rape, Legal Documents

“The Ng. family, Si. (24) and 10-year old daughter, Kh. (21) and sons aged 7 and 10, and Th., are doing very well after a year full of ups and downs. The family has been through quite a lot this past year, facing challenges such as the raping Si’s daughter and the hospitalization of Kh. after defaulting on her TB medication. But through the support from their care workers and Masoyi HBC as a whole, the family managed to pull through.

ngwenya-familydec The Ng.’s have been beneficiaries of the trust for the past two years because they cannot obtain identity documents since the passing of their parents: their uncle confiscated all the family documents, including the children’s birth certificates and  parents’ death certificates. This led to the family suffering and finding themselves in poverty due to the fact that the eldest ones could not apply for employment due to the lack of identity documents.

Kh. is recovering very well, and our care worker, Mr. Hovy, has vowed to keep a constant eye on her. The young brother, Th., recently finished writing his final grade 11 exams and I received a call from him telling me that he had passed.”

Children, Youth

A P: LIfestyle Changes

“We ask you to bring lifestyle changes for good in weys-2016-10-footballthe Masoyi community, particularly among the young.  There are those who have had little or no adult input at home.  May You bring blessing through the workers who visit orphaned and vulnerable children and young people in their homes; through workshops; through the peer education programme; and through the new programme to mobilize tribal and church leaders.”

Uncategorized

Traditional Herbs Again

6aThis 53-year old from Mahushu is HIV- and TB-positive, and he is bedridden and having strong diarrhea.  He is not drinking his treatment because he believes in traditional herbs. He is drinking the herbs and during the day he stays alone because his wife is working. He vomits, his feet are swollen and his eyes are yellow. He is living in a one room RDP house.

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We encouraged him to drink his treatment well and on a regular basis, and we gave him pampers, linen savers, gloves, musk, savlon and we called an ambulance for him.

Uncategorized, Visitors

A Prayer: Frank & Ruthie Wey’s Visit

As Frank and Ruthie prepare to visit Masoyi for three months in February, will you please prepare them; provide the resources they will need; and prepare the hearts of all the people You will bring them to, so that they will be open to hearing the gospel and being saved, healed and delivered from the hands of the enemy.  Thank You.

Children, Food parcels, Patients, Young Moms

No Parents to Guide

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“This 22-year old female client at Mahushu area is an orphan; she lives with her 19-year old brother and her own child. They both didn’t finish school and she is HIV-positive.  She is not taking well her treatment because she is not stable at home – she sleeps around and can stay almost anywhere. They survive on a child support grant, and her brother is working at Masoyi under the EPWP scheme [giving some unemployed people work in the community for a small payment].  We gave them clothes and a food parcel.”