Monday, October 26, 2009

South African Tragedy: Part 4


I went to see Lily today over lunch.

Wow. My heart. I can't make peace with what has happened to this beautiful little girl so how on earth can her mom?

The good news is that the social worker has finally found a home that will take Lily in. She says she has been hounding all the homes for months and months but they are all either filled beyond capacity or don't have the facilities to care for a case as severe as Lily.

Anyway, finally a place called Sive Nathi (God hears us in Xhosa) has agreed to take her in. I found this infoon Sive Nathi and it is a bit outdated, but wow. It sounds like a sad story too! People genuinely trying to make a difference with pretty much no support from government. You can check out their website here.

Basically they are at this stage needing R500 per month in order to accomodate Lily. I told the social worker that of course that is fine. Although she was trying to see if she could get the hospital to contribute which I believe they should, on principle!

Anyway, once Lily has been moved there I will try go see it and see what some of the realities are. Will keep you guys posted.

2 comments:

Joanne said...

This just breaks my heart! What a pretty little thing.
Can I put a link on my blog about this?
Perhaps consider starting a fund for her?
500 a month, what on earth can they do with that?

Tamara said...

Thank Jesus for people like the staff at Sive Nathi. Poor Lily. And her mom! Let us know if we can help in any way. Maybe we can all post about it to create awareness and raise funds for the home?