We had just eaten today and finished our singing, ready to go and clean up, when I was called to the veranda. When I came out, I saw a young lady sitting, crying and very upset. Esther, one of our staff, told me her story. The lady had twins, one of them died some time ago, the other one also got sick and was admitted in Soroti hospital. When someone is in the hospital, a family member has to stay with the person to do the caring, cooking and buying medicines etc. So the lady had been in the hospital with her baby (1 year and 2 months).
This evening her baby had died, she was all alone with the baby, had no money, how could she get the body of her child home? It was getting dark, to walk with the body, would be too much for her.
My heart went out to her, to be alone in a situation like that. The only thing we could do is to comfort her a little, to give her money for a motorbike taxi, to get her home, where people would be able to mourn with her. I am glad she knew our home, so she could come for help. I didn't know her, but she might have been here for help before. I am thankful we can do a little bit for people who are so desperate and heartbroken.