The work IMPANDE (Gamalakhe Foundation Norway) performs in...
Manana says thank you – and charms everybody!
"My name is Manana. As you can see from the picture – I am all right! At home, however, I don’t have much support. I don’t know my father, and my mother is only 18 years old and is studying for A-levels. Therefore I live with my grandmother. My grandmother is tired and lives off her small pension of £ 81 (NOK 870) a month, which is all we three have to live off. Every day I look forward to going to the crèche. There I belong and feel safe and get a hot meal. We play and learn a lot."
(The girl in the picture is for ethical reasons not identical with Manana, but she is one of the charming children in one of the crèches Impande has built)
This prototype of a Manana story is easy to find in these poor areas in the Ugu district in South Africa. When children grow up in poverty and with minimal support in their own family, the crèche takes over the function of the real home!
A gift to «Manana» is probably the most meaningful and effective gift you can give this Christmas.