Moria Grace needs your help

07 October 2019 | Local News

Yolanda Nel It’s been three months since the staff and children of the Moria Grace shelter have had running water, due to an outstanding municipal bill of more than N$50 000.
“We stay afloat with donations, but if we don’t receive any we can’t pay the bills or buy food,” says house mother Wilhemina Afrikaner.
With no running water, she cleans out the toilets with her hands, saying she can’t expect the children to it.
Many have asked her why she doesn’t close down Moria Grace, situated in Dolam in Katutura, but she says she can’t leave the 124 children that she raises. “They call me Mamma. Who will look after them? We are trusting in the Lord that He will provide,” she said, adding that He has provided in the past and they know He will in the future.
They have also been struggling to get enough food for the children to eat. “Sometimes we just throw everything we have together and the children eat it because it’s better than no food at all,” she says.
“Some have lost one or both their parents and others ended up here because their parents can’t look after them,” said another caretaker, Norris. The youngest child in their care is 18 months and the oldest is now 17 years old.
On 10 October, the Moria Grace shelter will turn 36 years old.
If you want to become involved or can help in any way, Norris can be contacted on 081 632 0003.

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