My Dear Friends,
It is a pleasure to keep in touch with YOU. Thanks for allowing me to share with You more news about the kids. There are thousand different things all going on at the same time. We are developing the general infrastructure of the orphanage and we are creating several income generating projects. It is a very intensive experience and it is sometimes easy to forget the heart of our mission. Our main goal is to take properly care of the kids.
It is already January/February and the time to celebrate with family/friends is behind us. It was be the first time for me that I was not here to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve with the kids. Since I came to Rwanda on July 2005 I met my family only once for just a couple of weeks. This past time was indeed very special to me. I traveled with my mother (86 years old) and two of my sisters for three weeks through Egypt, Turkey and Greece. Wow. There is so much history and culture….and I have never seeing so many cars as in Great Cairo (5 million cars)!!! The best present was to enjoy the precious company of My Dear Mother and sisters.
And back to the kids. They have lost their parents, they are orphans. In spite of all that they have the right to be happy. Rwanda is an incredible mixture of joy and pain. Here up on the hills you will hear at the same time laughter and cry.
Not too long time ago we admitted two little babies, Paul and Jean Paul. They both have similar names and they have similar challenges. Little Paul has cerebral palsy and deplegia. Jean Paul has also cerebral palsy and is hemiplegic.
May I share their life stories with YOU? It would be amazing to see them both walking one of these days. They both need intensive, long-term physical therapy. Would You like to support them? Could we help them to get the right treatment?
Download Jean Paul’s Story.
Download Paul’s Story.
Keep breathing deeply the delicious fragrance of Life.
Director, L’Esperance Rwanda