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Education, the shoes of the Orphaned

I buried my only surviving brother on Saturday last week 15/January/ 2011. A family of Father, Mother, seven boys and five girls is now left for a Mother and three daughters plus17 Orphaned grand children. HIV/AIDS has ruined our family.
Everyone struggling to earn a living, I have been able to educate and support a few of these children, my elderly sister Josephine can not afford education of her three children plus extra support. Sylvia 21 is our last born whom I have been educating for the past four years (since I was still at the university), she wants to go for a certificate in comprehensive nursing this year, I do not see way forward yet financially. I believe if she worked towards this, she will be able to start a small clinic that can help her further her education in the medical field as well as support other nieces and nephews.

I am still struggling to find a better paying job, at the moment I really can't afford educating the four children of my late brother, two are all in secondary school, the other two in primary school and the rest of the others are in primary school level living in the village with my mother. Two of my nieces whose mother died when giving birth to twins got sponsored and the first one joined the university last year, still in her first year doing Bachelor of Business Computing, the sister will be finalizing with high school this year. Our neighbor's son (who was being forced to marry his late brother's wife) whom I have been educating is sitting his Ordinary level secondary school exams this year and will join teacher training collage next year.

I am kindly requesting for support in terms of education to my sister Sylvia, my nieces and nephews.

I will be very grateful for your support.



Amei's picture

Challenging situation....

I am sad to hear about your brother (May god grant hem peace). I do hope you find a better paying job.

I have no words to comfort in your challenging situation... I send you a virtual hug. I am happy that you shared your concern here at WP. You are very correct, education is the shoe...

My prayers and well wishes are with you. May God keep you strong and hopeful.

With love

vivian's picture

accept my sympathy

I am so sorry for the death of your brother. It is a pity that you are facing this life challenges as this time when things are so tough all over the world. I may not have the right words to say but I join my voice to others and say, take heart, it will be well. You are very brave, taking care of your niece and nephew is not an easy task. I pray the Good God will continue to provide for you and wish that you find a support soon and a well paid job that can sustain your needs.

Well done sister, the Lord is your strength.


''Every woman have a story at every stage of Life''

aimeeknight's picture

My dear Bea, I am so sorry

My dear Bea,
I am so sorry for all that you have lost. There are no words to give what I'm feeling in my heart justice. Your strength amazes me, you are truly selfless. With all you have lost and still you are giving all of yourself to your family. You have my love and support.
Your Sister,

"One shoe can change a life" ~ Cinderella

Rudzanimbilu's picture

All will be well Beatrice.

All will be well Beatrice. Just keep your faith and believe something will come up because it will. You are in my prayers and I wish God can grant your brother peace and may he also give you strength to see past the current situation. We are all here for you and we want the best for you and your family and I hope things will get better soon. Take care of yourself Beatrice.

Rudzanimbilu Muthambi

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