Get Kazembe Home

Kazembe's situation was brought to my attention by my cousin Stephen in South Africa, who asked for my help with a GoFundMe campaign.  Stephen works with Kazembe and has this to say about him:

"Kazembe Maulana Pofera is a family man, but due to circumstances beyond his control he is forced to live thousands of miles from home, and only sees his wife and children every 2 or 3 years. We want to change that. 

He is from Malawi in Central Africa, but because of the economy he was forced to leave his country and live and work in South Africa. He works seven days a week to earn money that he sends home to educate his children, so that they have a better future than his present. 

But because he is trying to save money, he lives in a dangerous neighbourhood, and the other day he was stabbed 7 times, so that a thief could steal his $20 cellphone. 

Even though he was stabbed in the lung and close to the heart, Kazembe survived and even tried to come back to work a few days later. I had to send him home for some sick leave. 

But Kazembe needs and deserves a new start in life. If we can raise $2500 Kazembe can return home and start a grain trading business.  More importantly, he could live his life properly with his family. 

This man is one of the most incredible humans I have ever met and is utterly devoted to his family, so much so that he has sacrificed a life with them in order to give them everything he can. The other day I was chatting to him and he said he just eats to survive because he can only enjoy food when he is eating with his family. I think we all know how that feels. 

He is also a man of incredible faith and I have learnt a great deal about grace from this remarkable man."

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John McGovern 
Cleveland, OH
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