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As most of you know by now, this little girl holds a very
special place in our hearts. If you have read our blog for long, or followed us
on Facebook or Instagram, you would also know that through loving and knowing
Amo, we have also come to know and love her family. If you know the back story and want to get to the point, look for the sentence written in blue below and start reading from there!
We first met Amo and her mom, Annah, in January of 2013 at Tshepo ya Bana. Amo had recently turned 2 and Annah was struggling to care for
Amo while finishing school and caring for her 2 younger sisters and younger
Over the next couple years, we got to know Annah, Grace,
Jameson, Johanna and later Grace’s son, Omphile. They would often come to see Amo at Tshepo ya Bana or we would spend some time with them when we brought Amo home for weekend and holiday visits. During this time, their granny who owned the
house where they stayed, passed away and soon after the family was told by
Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who has already given towards this project! It has been so much fun giving Amo's family updates when we receive more funding. I asked Grace, Amo's aunt, what the mood was like when Darin gave them the total raised after the first week and she said they basically jumped around and screamed like children :)
We have decided to proceed with the building, even though we have about $2,000 still to raise. The builders were available, Darin found a good deal on bricks, and the family had torn down half of their shack in preparation, which means 4 of them are now sleeping on a bed set up in the living room and Amo has been staying with us! She is now with her mama for the weekend and we have Johanna, her younger auntie here with us instead.
The only source of water for the household has been a faucet in the yard that provides municipal water - except for when it doesn't. There is usually no water available during the day, so the family…
It is Friday morning. I am sitting in our living room watching Amo take 5 minute naps and then wake up full of energy over and over and over again. We are all enjoying our favorite little house guest, but are so excited for her to be in her new home with her family!!!
Now it is time for an update, and also for another ask. Yes, we met our goal of raising $10,000 to #BuildThemAHome, but as with most building projects we have found some places where we underestimated the cost and other things that we forgot altogether!! So, if you were still thinking of giving, please do! You can use the handy dandy donate button at the top of our blog, or if sending checks is your thing you can: Write a check made out to: 1st CRC EdgertonIn the memo of the check write: "Take Action House Project"Send to: 1st CRC Edgerton 120 Center Street South Edgerton, MN 56128Send an email to Darin at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can keep track of funds as they come in and to give us a record of donat…