In December when I wrote my article on “What a Christmas gift Christmas gift” my heart also went out to children who do not have as much opportunities and a good childhood. I thought of children in orphanages especially out here in the North West Region of Cameroon. I was troubled and wondered how I could help. I tried talking to a few people out here who could help but many of them were reluctant or did not have the resources to help.
I prayed and thought I could save up to realize this project. My challenges at home kept adding up with my mother in-law being mentally ill and coming to live with me.
That was extra financial demand coupled with the fact that my husband was still in prison and I have a large household to carter for. Some how I never gave up hope. I believed that one day there will surely be a miracle.
Then the spirit Award was launched and I got an encouraging a number of nominations. All what excited me was the assurance that I was creating impact in my community. And the greatest impact for the moment I was dreaming of was to reach out to these children. Finally, the results were published and I was one of the grand prize awardees. I was so excited especially as my heart’s desire to visit these children will be fulfilled. On the day of the award ceremony, I promised I was dedicating the award to all the vulnerable people suffering out there. On the 12th of March together with another World Pulse sister by name Benedicta Akumbong who is also my collaborator out here in Bamenda and with the help of the money I got from the Award I was able to bring them food stuff such as 6 bags of rice, cartons of groundnut oil, Covid 19 kids (soap, sanitizers and buckets), two cartons of nutritional meal and some clothing.
That was the most emotional day in my entire life. I saw children who were living under horrible conditions but happy and singing as you can see in the attached video. There were about 49 children living with disabilities and 119 internally displaced living in barely 3 bedrooms apartment. These children had been bought by relatives, some whose parents died in cold blood in their presence managed to find their way to the orphanage.
I also had the opportunity to talk to them about World Pulse and how these amazing women had made the visit possible. In return they send greetings and especially the proprietress of the luc Menorah.
All these children barely have 3 bedrooms to live and sleep in. The landlord of the premise had given them a quite notice to move out of the premises. They had acquired land to construct but no money to begin construction. Even the Sunday bricks the older children had molded for construction 2,500 of them in number, the rains had destroyed them the previous day before I visited.
Dear sisters I haven’t rested since I came back from that visit. I have talked to a few people to support with clothing especially warm clothing for the children but everyone seem to be complaining. Yesterday my daughter Therese gave up part of her cloths which I will be sending to the orphanage soon.
My dear sisters these children did not asked to be orphans. They hadn’t committed any crime that merit what is happening to them. I am on my knees begging for any form of support so we could add to what they have been able to raise so they can build a better home for these children to live in.
If you are touched by this video and images and wish to help, please contact me by E-mail or send me a private message so we can channel the help to them.
Thank you World Pulse, my amazing, beloved and selfless sisters for impacting these vulnerable innocent souls through the World Pulse Spirit Award.