Children of Father's House back home
Sorry for our lateness.
During this period, from August to November, the political atmosphere and the economy have not been the best. In the midst of the humanitarian crisis, the orphanages went through a lot of difficulties.
Mah Di’s orphanage is witnessing a drastic drop in the number of regular visitors. Likewise, Father’s house orphanage too with just three well-wishers donating anything for the past 4 months.
Father’s house was displaced from their home for five months and they had to seek for refuge in the nearby town. They just came back home last week. The roof of the orphanage has been destroyed by bullets. While at their new place, they were not free from the crisis. From time to time they had to run down to the bush to hide when shooting was going on. Some of the children from the orphanage fell sick of malaria and typhoid due to exposure at the bush and the bad drinking water.
The orphanage had a shortage in their food supply. They barely lived on what was left in their storehouse. They had to ration their meals to see that they had something left for the next day.
Mah Di’s orphanage hosted some displaced person this past three months in Kumba, as they found the orphanage more safe than their own houses. At Father’s house, they lived on their farm produce. They had planted corn, yam, and groundnuts. That is what has been sustaining them.
At Mah Di’s the children home-schooled since there was no school going on in the South West Region. They also had training on the agricultural sector where the children were being taught how to rear pigs, they added some pigs and now they have 3 female mature pigs, 1 mature male and 4 piglets. They have ordered for more chicks to put at the poultry. The poultry of Charles, one of the orphans, has about 500 chickens already. Father’s house also has 2 pigs, but finds it very hard to get fed for the pigs due to the crisis.
For a while, Father’s House has been storing the Palm Oil they produce, and some more they bought. Prices are still very low, and they intend to start selling in December for a bigger profit. Also, they are planning to start a small shop in the area, given that there are still a lot of neighbors around, and they are afraid to travel long distances to the markets. However, they are still trying to find finances for this project.
As you can see your support is more necessary than ever.
Thank you for being there
Children of Father's House during their stay away
Construction of new poultry at Mah Di's.
Construction of new school block continues
Children of Mah Di's helping out.