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23 June 2019 | Social Issues

Windhoek • Rodney Swartbooi

Ek was onlangs by ’n konferensie op Otjiwarongo en dit was op pad terug wat ek afgekom het op ’n gesin, ’n brandarm gesin met vyf kindertjies.

Orrelpypies. Hulle woon op Sukses, ’n plaas langs die hoofpad tussen Otjiwarongo en Okahandja, sowat 70 km noord van laasgenoemde.

Toe ek hulle sien, moes ek my trane sluk.

Die ouers en hul kinders was almal heel “content” met die bietjie wat hulle het. Almal glimlag breed en kindertjies is jolig en geniet die lewe ten volle.

Maar daardie aand, toe dit slaaptyd word, raak ek innerlik hartseer en daar spoel ’n erge droewigheid oor my gees. Hulle haal elkeen hul vervlenterde, dun, vaal kombersies uit en maak kooi. ’n Kooi vir die hele gesin saam. Daar op die kaal vloer met hulle dun kombersies en die kinders sonder ’n stukkie warm klere, skyn die vreugde steeds op hulle gesigte.

Maar my hart bloei. Ek kan die gesin en die toestand waarin hulle leef, nie uit my kop kry nie. Ek sluk swaar en die trane skiet in my oë.

Dit is toe wat ek besluit om hulp vir hulle te soek waar ek kan.

Ek kon sien hulle het baie min, die ouers het niks en dit blyk selfs skoene is ’n luukse. Die oudste dogter is 10, die seuntjie 7, daar is ’n tweeling van 3 jaar, en ’n baba van 9 maande.

Hoewel ’n mens nie almal kan help nie, is daar altyd ’n spesifieke situasie wat jou aandag trek. Wanneer dit gebeur, voel ek dit is ’n “moet” dat jy help en op enige manier wat jy kan. Jy maak die besluit self, niemand vra jou of dwing jou om te help nie. Dit was ook die werk van die Bybelse tyd se Samaritane destyds.

Dus doen ek nou ’n beroep op enigiemand wat ook kan help. Hulle kan my kontak by [email protected]

Terwyl druppeltjies ons reeds dankbaar maak, bly die behoefte groot en dus sal enige item hierdie gesin help. Klere, skoene, speelgoed, komberse, enigiets.

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