Nancy Gernert via Crowdrise
December 21, 2010
BENEFITING: Generation Ubuntu
Ubuntu Africa, which at the time was operating in a space shared with a senior citizens group, had been broken into that morning and all the food supplies used to prepare a daily meal for the kids (often the only one they receive) were stolen. One of the moms we met, who was HIV positive, held up an empty can of baby formula and told us that she had no money to buy more (she wasn't breastfeeding in order to avoid passing on the virus to her baby). Khayelitsha was flooded due to the recent heavy downpours. Yet instead of feeling overwhelmed by the need and the despair, I held the beautiful baby girl in my arms, I saw the love in her mother's eyes, I watched my son playing peek-a-boo with a shy but smiling young boy, and I knew that I could help. It was my great privilege to join the Board of Ubuntu Africa in 2009.
Please help me raise $2500, which is what it costs to sponsor one child for a year in Ubuntu's program. Ubuntu is an African word based upon the concept of sharing what you have to help another. I am because we are. Together we can save the life of a child. Ubuntu.