Help Angelina to feed her family

I visited my family in South Africa over the last two weeks and during this time a tragic loss happened to a dear family friend Angelina Smith.
Angelina is a grandmother of 67 years old and lost four daughters due to Aids. Over the years she took care of eight orphaned grandchildren (only six are currently in her care - the others are old enough now to work and earn a living). The picture above is Angelina in the purple dress with some of her grandchildren.
She receives a small income from the government, but it's not nearly enough to cover all her expenses.

Angelina has always been industrious and a few years ago she took some of her savings and bought a cow. She used the milk from the cow for the grandchildren and the manure to grow a beautiful vegetable garden. When she had excess milk or vegetables, she sold those to neighbors in order to supplement her income. Over time she bought three more cows and built a small enclosure next to her house for the cows.
But tragedy struck on Monday night 22 of July. Three of her four cows were stolen and the enclosure badly damaged. She lost a major source of income overnight. She can no longer work due to aggressive glaucoma and there is no way for her to save enough to replace the stolen cows. Even though the police tried to find the cows, it's pretty much a lost cause they told her.

I am trying to raise enough money for her to replace the three cows and repair the enclosure. Replacement of the cows will be about $500 each and repairing the enclosure probably about $150. Every little bit will help - even if I can just replace one cow for her or help to fix the enclosure to keep the remaining cow safe.


Thanks for your help!

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Susanne Klaasen 
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