I realized that one of the girls, beautiful little Florence, turns eight next Tuesday.
I cannot imagine a better gift for little Florence, than to be told by Compassion staff that she has been chosen. You know, in Africa, birthdays for most people aren’t celebrated like they are in the US. In many cases, it is just another day of trying to survive, trying to fill bellies, trying to stay healthy. But, you have the opportunity to make Florence's birthday one she will always remember. A day where she feels important, special, encouraged and chosen.
Just to give you a little more information on Florence, she lives with her grandmother who is only sometimes employed. The grandmother supports Florence and two other children. I wonder if Florence’s grandmother labors like Nyakaho's grandmother used to. Rough hands doing the treacherous work of pounding stones into gravel. The average income in the area where they live is about $10 a month. Let that sink in…. Ten dollars. A month.
I am asking you to look into your heart. Consider if you can find it in your budget to set aside less than $10 per week and sponsor this sweet girl. Oh, what a glorious birthday gift it would be!
Click this link to go to Florence’s Compassion page.
(((Editing to add: It looks like Florence was sponsored!! Whoohoo! Thank you, Robin!!!)))
There are also seven other children from Precious’ project that are still waiting for sponsors. You can see them here.