Project #13325

Porridge for 100 Orphans

A microproject by American Foundation for Children with AIDS
Maria and Makhosini
Maria and Makhosini

I am so very pleased to tell you that we have already been able to provide porridge for 264 children for a month because of your generosity.  Yes. 264 children!!  You see, the situation is so desperate in Zimbabwe right now that we fronted the cost of the porridge and we purchased and delivered 50lb bags to families who were desperate for food.  We were hopeful that donors would help us cover the costs and it was with a huge sense of gratitude that I saw that this project was fully funded today!

Because we delivered the porridge this week, I have brand new photos and testimonials to share with you, received just today:

Ntombizodwa is a sickly guardian from Mayezane village. She is raising Mpilwenhle who is eight years old. Mpilwenhle’s father and mother died in 2008. Ntombizodwa says that since the time Mpilwenhle’s parents died, it has been very difficult for both of them since she is unemployed and sick. ”We have been struggling to make ends meet. Food is very expensive and when our crops failed last season due to lack of rain, it was a very painful blow. This porridge we are receiving here today has brought hope at last. I was looking at my boy here suffering without food, but as you can see today, he is very happy” she said.


Maria is an old lady looking after Makhosini. Makhosini’s mother  and father died in 2006. The grandmother said they were on the verge of dying because of hunger.”Please thank those angels who sent us this much needed food, especially now when things are very difficult like this."  Makhosini said he is looking forward to enjoying the porridge and that the hunger he has gone through for a long time is finally coming to an end. 

So, friends, you helped us provide food for those who so desperately need it.  We can't thank you enough!  You've saved some precious lives and there aren't words to thank you.

Happy Thanksgiving to each of you and we hope you are as blessed as richly as you've blessed others.

If you'd ever like to learn more about our work, please feel free to contact me at  I am always glad to tell others about what we do and how they can become involved.

Ntombizodwa and Mpilwenhle
Ntombizodwa and Mpilwenhle



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American Foundation for Children with AIDS

Location: Harrisburg, PA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
tanya weaver
Harrisburg, PA United States

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