An ACTS OF MERCY REPORT – MAY 2023
Sister Grace continues to support those in need in the Waterberg, encouraging families to establish vegetable gardens to supplement to their meals. As school nurse, she encourages kids to return to school, ensuring they don’t get involved in substance abuse prevalent in Leseding Township. Many school girls continued to receive sanitary pads, pens and pencils.
If you would like to support her work and expenses, you can fundraise or make a donation via The Waterberg Trust’s Justgiving page here
- Unemployed youth are attending learnership courses when they earn a salary.
- School children have access to their daily school feeding scheme.
- Families are running small businesses selling farm produce, poultry or clothes.
- Those registered for Government Social Relief Distress grants continue to receive money.
- Churches visit vulnerable community members, providing food and clothes.
Vulnerable school children were identified by teachers and supported with donated clothes or Matric school shirts. Food parcels bought from local supermarkets are collected by close family members.
Sister Grace continued reaching out to those in need, however some beneficiaries could not be found as it is harvest time and they have been going to the farms to pick peanuts.
- Poor sanitation and lack of a water supply within the community.
- Migration has contributed to an already over-populated community.
- There are too many potholes to reach those living in informal settlements.
- Small children are involved in smoking drugs, gambling and avoid going to school.
- People buy alcohol instead of food for their family. This is a huge problem.
- Gender-based violence caused by alcohol abuse affects children.
If you would like to support the needy by making a donation, funds can be sent to The Waterberg Trust in the UK who organise Gift Aid. We have a Justgiving page and can accept cheques or CAF donations.
We would like to thank members of St John’s Church who donated items and guests from Horizon for their ongoing support. The donations make a huge impact on the community.
Report By: Grace