Build a new life for 12 orphans in South Africa

by Refilwe Community Project
Maureen & Jaco help open presents
Maureen & Jaco help open presents

On Christmas morning some pictures were taken of the children in the Refilwe house, sponsored by Globalgiving and the US Jewellers Association in the Chicago area. The House Mother, Maureen, and the Refilwe CEO, Jaco, help the childeren open their presents. Thank you to all the Globalgiving donors who made this possible. The happy faces of the children says it all. Thank you.

Maureen witrh her Happy family
Maureen witrh her Happy family
Christmas at Refilwe
Christmas at Refilwe

On Christmas day presents from Globalgiving were handed to the children. The pictures show our 4 little orphans with their toys. The House Mother, Maureen and Jaco the CEO of Refilwe are seen with the children Other presents included balloons coloring in books and crayons. The children and Maureen wish to thank GG and all its donors who gave so much during 2008.

Christmas at Refilwe
Christmas at Refilwe
Missy and Mike Young and family
Missy and Mike Young and family

We were very happy to have some visitors from the USA at Refilwe. Chris La Trobe and his partner Gundula Moldenhawer came from Chicago to view the almost completed Global Giving House. The first picture is of the Missy & Mike Young, Refilwe visitors who hail from Washington DC, USA. The house Mother and Father Maureen and Harry are pictured with Chris and Gundula with the first young orphaned children to live in the house (second picture). The last picture is of the children in their new bedroom.

Thanks for your generous support and enjoy the photos!

Chris LaTrobe, Harry, Maureen, Gundula
Chris LaTrobe, Harry, Maureen, Gundula
The 3 orphans and Maureen’ daughter in their new bedroom
The 3 orphans and Maureen’ daughter in their new bedroom
Maureen,Harry and children
Maureen,Harry and children

This project approaches completion. The housemother, Maureen, has been appointed. The rooms have been furnished and the first of the children have arrived in the chalet. Refilwe is deeply grateful to all the donors, to date. We still have to reach our funding target.

visitors from WHT-DC to refilweMissy,mike &family
visitors from WHT-DC to refilweMissy,mike &family
Main bedroom in the chalet
Main bedroom in the chalet

This renovation has begun. THe delay has been unfortunate but unavoidable. The builders are on site and the new House Mother will be appointed by the end of May. By July we will be purchasing the final furnishings just prior to being ready for the new little family. We still require about $4500.00 to complete this first phase. Progress photos will follow shortly.

 

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Refilwe Community Project

Location: Lanseria, Gauteng - South Africa
Website: http:/​/​www.refilwe.org
Refilwe Community Project
Project Leader:
Jaco Van Schalkwyk
Project Leader - Refilwe Community Project
Johannesburg, South Africa

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