The annual garden party at Bower Hinton has raised over £800 for Mpongwe’s People. Hosted by trustees Andrew and Kate, guests were treated to cream teas and craft stalls in a beautiful environment. Many thanks to all who put in the hard work to make such a great event.
Thanks so much to everyone who gave so generously to support these twins who were being abused in their village. Through the intervention of our OVC team in Mpongwe, they were rescued and are now being looked after by a Christian Orphanage. We are hoping to also get their two sisters into this lovely place soon. The twins have been checked by a nurse. Their legs had become stiff through being kept in a pit and they were malnourished but expected to make a good recovery. Their care at this orphanage is around £40 per month per child so if you’d like to help with this, please do get in touch. Thanks so much for your care and concern, this really does make a difference!
The twins are pictured here with the lady who will be their house Mum!
The OVC team have been visiting many of the different districts around the Mpongwe area, checking in on children, guardians and caregivers. In one of the districts, they found these twin boys around 3-4 years old. They have been abused and needed urgent hospitalisation for severe malnutrition. The local church are trying to look after the children but will need some extra help for medical expenses. If you’d like to give to this cause, please click here: https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/mpongwespeople.
Thanks for your help!
The OVC team have been very busy the past couple of weeks, driving all over the Mpongwe area to visit children and caregivers. They’ve covered hundreds of miles on dirt roads, and suffered several mechanical failures, but have also met some amazing people. Children have overcome so much and still remain positive in their pursuit of education. Caregivers, often in dire poverty themselves, are giving themselves to support these children in their communities. Click on the pictures for stories of some of the work. (The names of the children have been changed to protect their identity.)
The trustees of Mpongwe’s People have recently released the annual report for 2016. Click here to read it: