Armed with one suitcase each full of donations, we were introduced to each child one by one and handed out the toys and clothes we had collected from our family and friends in the US. It didn't seem enough for all of them, but they were so grateful and happy, and it brought tears to our eyes to see the children play with the toys that we gave them.
Mary showed us the children's sleeping quarters, and we were shocked to see how thin the mattresses were and how 28 children were crammed into such a small space. We were humbled that despite their circumstances the children were being well looked after, fed and Mary stated that her faith in God keeps her going.
We discussed the finances needed to keep the orphanage running and were amazed at how small sums of money can have a huge impact on the comfort and quality of life for these children.
We have committed a portion of our own money on a monthly basis to sustain some basic needs of the orphanage, but they need immediate assistance with the larger items.
Please help us to help Mary and these 28 beautiful children who want nothing more at this exact time then running water in their home, a comfortable bed to sleep on, electricity and the ability to have text books for school.
Please donate as much or as little as you can...it will go a long way.
Claudine Moore and Abena Agyeman-Fisher
For more details and pictures on our trip to the Grace of God Philanthropic Orphanage in Cameroon visit http://newsone.com/2743172/mary-ebane-grace-of-god-philanthropic/
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