Botshabelo Orphanage

$6,832 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 64 people in 13 months
Created June 15, 2018
Fundraising Team
on behalf of Jennifer Fleming

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"Due to dire circumstances at the Botshabelo Orphanage, in the Magaliesburg in South Africa, I am asking my peeps to consider lending a hand.

The education department cut the orphanage’s school grant yesterday out of the blue. They are appealing the decision and seeking legal advice. The orphanage pre-pays the kid’s education costs out of their living expenses and then get reimbursed. The funding being cut means their living costs are now depleted and they are in a dire situation.

The orphanage is run by my very close friends Con and Marion Cloete and their daughters Leigh and Nicole. All of the Cloete’s are very proud people and wonderful parents to the more than 300 kids they look after. I know they feel terrible that they have to appeal with hat in hand but they are desperate to maintain normality at the orphanage and take care of these kids who would otherwise be on the streets and possibly not even alive.

As the African saying goes, ‘Little by Little, a little becomes a lot.’" - Trevor Romain

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A very big thank you from the bottom of my heart to all of my friends and family who donated to the Botshabelo Orphanage in the Magaliesburg in South Africa during this very tough time for them.

You have directly made a difference in their lives. Your kindness has not only fed them, but fueled the light of hope in their little souls and helped them heal.

This ‘thank you’ video from the kids and caregivers at the orphanage says it way better than I can.

I know these kids well and cannot tell you in words how genuinely grateful they are and feel so special, and sometimes tearfully overwhelmed that people from so far away have chosen to care about them personally.

These kids are family to me and I’ve heard many of their heartbreaking stories.

I have also listened to their optimism and positive hopes and dreams for the future.

l continue to be inspired by their enthusiasm and love for life considering the situation they are in and the sadness from where they have come.

A special prayer for the incredible people who started and run Botshabelo, including Botshabelo Bcdt Marion Cloete, Con Cloete, Leigh Cloete, Nicole Cloete, Anastacia Sissy, Mapule Mashapa, Gift and all of the other Angels on Earth who take care of these wonderful kids.

Little by little, a little becomes a lot. https://www.facebook.com/1349197042/posts/10217572466927390/
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So happy to pass the 2K! Here is a powerful video of who your donation will help. Please share!

https://www.facebook.com/trevor.romain.7/videos/10217041656457460/
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$6,832 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 64 people in 13 months
Created June 15, 2018
Fundraising Team
on behalf of Jennifer Fleming
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