A group of travelers were visiting one of the local kinder gardens (creches). In this group there was a married couple from the west coast of Norway. They, together with the rest of the group had been buying some candy that they were handing out to the children at the creche. There must have been about 75 children present and you might think that in such a big group, not many stand out. But you can never tell in advance, who will stand out and what makes a child stand out – it depends on the eyes that see.
Linsey, a 2 years old little girl, in a bright pink dress stood out to the Norwegian couple. The little girl was a quiet one, almost “hiding” behind the other children. She was very shy and you got the impression that she was sad, there was no smile on her face.
The Norwegian couple turned to the group leader and said: “We want to sponsor that girl! What is her story?”
Linsey lives with both her parents and she has a little sister, just sbout 1 month old. None of the parents are working and they don’t really have any income at all, except for a small governmental benefit because they have children. The creche is hiring the father from time to time, paid by the hour, for some easy maintainance work around the creche. This specific creche does not have sponsorship for a feeding scheme, so they are not able to provide the children with any food during the day or week. Linsey has an un-typical look for this area. This is because she has both german and english Heritage. The pink dress that she was wearing was borrowed from the creche.
Children of Zululand has great help from Stella in Eshowe and she is now finding out details about the girl and her family and making the arrangements that is needed, for the Norwegian couple to sponsor Linsey and help her get a better life and hopes for the future.
Do you want to join us on a visit til Zululand? More info at www.zulusafari.no. You can also sponsor one or more children by getting in touch with Children of Zululand at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone +47 91 24 25 26.