Amecet n'ainapakin (Shelter of Peace) is a ministry of Youth With A Mission (YWAM)in Soroti, Uganda. We are reaching out to HIV infected and affected children. We also are caring for new born babies, who lost their mother after the delivery. The third group of children we help, are children who need a safe place, they mostly come via the police. In this blog we want to share with you our stories, our pictures, our needs and blessings!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Grand mother (and father) stories...

This are the grandparents of Isaac. In 2008 the grandmother asked us for help, when we were visiting another child in her neighbourhood. Her daughter left in 2005 and came back home the month before. She came back with a small child of almost 2 years old. She was very sick, her mother took her to the clinic and she was confirmed to have AIDS. She died 3 weeks later!! The grandmother stayed behind with the little boy, Isaac, who was also very sick, he was even too weak to stand. We took him in Amecet and Isaac was also infected with the HIV virus. We was treated for several infections and put  on ARVs. He did very well and 3 months later we brought him back to his grandmother. She cared so well for him, every time when we visit them we can see that she loves him and she gives the ARVs every day. Isaac is in the first class of the primary school now. They were so happy with the seeds and the trees. When they saw the pine trees they said that those very trees will help for the secondary education of Isaac. They counted that in 8 years he will go to S1, the trees will be big then, they could give a lot of timber which they will sell for the school fees of Isaac! It is touchy to see how much they care for their grandson! 
This is the grandmother of Kaju. We know her for many years, Kaju has not been in Amecet, we always have helped them while he lived with his grandmother. She cares for several grandchildren, but two of them are HIV+ and they need more attention, she always goes with them to the hospital for ARVs. and we have been helping with some support. One of the two children was cripple, she traveled with him to other doctors in the hope that they could help. But this child passed away some months ago. The grandmother really cared for him. I am very impressed by this grandmother, she is very poor, but always so cheerful and so thankful with what we bring her. 
And this is the grandmother of Alex. I know her for, at least 14 years, she is a character! When Simon drove on her compound, she started to dance and sing around the car. She was very happy with all the things he brought her. Alex was in Amecet and in Amun for many years. He went back home and now he is in boarding school, in S1 (supported by Amecet). The grandmother help we give will also help the family to cater for Alex. Alex will be home in the holidays and they will have to give him soap and pocket money when he goes back to school.
 
All the families are very grateful and it is a joy to bring all those items to them, it will really help the whole family to eat!

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