Out of one hundred families in a community, about 20% of them are struggling to meet their basic needs. We can live without leisure, but basic needs are everyone’s entitlement. Shelter, water, food and raiment are necessities for every individual. We have an increase in the number of street dwellers purely because, most of them left their homes to find a way to contribute to the well-being of their families, but never got to do such.
We unfortunately live in a society that promotes vanity as the best way to live. Of course everyone has a choice, but influence is called influence because it is a method that encourages people to make decisions and choices in a certain way. Everyone is born into a family, a family lives in a community, community forms a society, societies a nation and nations the world. Which means that no one is an island. Every individual’s actions and choices influence someone, whether in a good or bad way. However, this vain way of living encourages people to hide their needs or their economic state.
Our effort is to ensure that at least 3 families in a chosen rural community have access to basic needs in a year. We then mentor someone in these homes with way(s) to help them better the economic state of their families. This to ensure that we don’t promote an attitude of entitlement.
Wouldn’t it be great if we all made an effort to help someone in need? What seems small to one person is of great help to the one in need. Let us build together!
Any of the following contributions is appreciated …
- donation (R50+)
Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need [is in need].
~ Ephesians 4:28 ~