Three days ago I wrote about our visit to the family with the triplets (+ 2 sets of twins), you can read it in our previous blog. We felt that we should react fast, so that the family can take better care of the children. Simon was busy buying mattresses, bedsheets, jerrycans, basins, laundry soap etc. while Anneke and me sorted out clothes for the whole family in different sizes. Because of the story in the newspaper, it all started, Simon contacted the journalist, to tell him what his article had done for the family. The man was very pleased and requested if he could join us, giving the items to the family.
We went yesterday and the family was very happy to see us so soon again. We unpacked all the items on the mat, under the tree, so it was open for all to see. The man you with the camera, on the picture above, is the journalist.
The grandmother and the mother were so happy!!
Simon (at the left) next to the grandfather, the other children were already choosing T-shirts and dresses!
Anneke made friends as well with the grandmother, we are now sisters, she told us!
And when we left, there was a happy group behind. It is important to encourage the families to care for their children themselves. When there are possibilities to help the children, while they stay at their homes, it is so much better. Amecet is good for the children who need extra care for a while, but this way is so much better!!We have had a very busy week in Amecet as well, We planned to re-settle 5 children this week back to their relatives, but we also got 5 new children in Amecet, one of them was not new, it was a baby, we re-settled back in December 2014. The uncle called me on Wednesday evening and we met on Thursday, to go to Dr. Engulu together with the baby. The child is not doing well, so we decided to take Emmanuel back into Amecet, to see what the real problems are. It is also good to help in this way, when necessary!