Meet Gladys and her family. Gladys is a 14 year old girl who lost her key senses at the age of 3 after she got hit in the head with a stone from a playmate. She is wheelchair bound and has to depend on her mother and uncle for assistance with basic functions. She lost her dad as an infant. No child deserves to live like this.
Until recently, her family had relied on unsafe water for basic utilities and lived in an indecent shelter–a shack on the swamp lands in the outskirts of Hatcliffe, Harare, Zimbabwe. But through an initial fundraising push organized by my cousin, Tapfumaneyi Vengesayi, he and other family members not only managed to provide groceries, diapers and other immediate essentials, they secured a house for her and her family: a real home with their own space, walls, running water, real floor.
But our next challenge and fundraising effort is focused on making this house a home by helping provide furniture, clothing, kitchen utensils and all those other little things needed around the home.
To do so, we need your help and support. To those outside of Zimbabwe, we ask that you donate towards our modest fundraising goal through our Go Fund Me page: link. And to those in Zimbabwe, in-kind donations are welcome as well. To do so, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To get updates on how Gladys is doing, how this campaign is going, and how funds are being spent please follow Choice in the Community on Facebook. Choice in the Community thrives to prevent and or relieve poverty for the less privileged in our Society.
Sincerely, Kwapi Vengesayi
To donate, please visit the Go Fund Me page: A Home for Gladys