I Care You Care Trust delivers on the promise
MUTOKO – The ICare You Care Trust organisation recently visited All Souls Orphanage where they donated groceries and clothes worth hundreds of dollars. The visit coincided with Ms. Chiripanyanga’s birthday celebrations.
The organisation founder and chairperson Ms. Waybe Chiripanyanya led a team of volunteers almost 200km away to put a smile on the children’s faces.
It is touching to see little children having a good time and also opening up about their diverse dreams. Our prayer is that we continue to visit and see these children. They need that support and care, just knowing someone out there cares means a lot.Ms. Wayne Chiripanyanga – I Care You Care Trust
What do you feel about celebrating your birthday among the orphans?
“It makes me feel very happy. It is not easy to be an orphan. Life is not all rosy and easier without parents. I believe in cheering others up. I have been cheered up by so many. Celebrating my birthday with the orphans is the best thing ever.”
“After spending a day with the kids I have learnt to thank God for everything and to appreciate myself and others more.”
What challenges did you identify as you interacted with the kids at All Souls
“They need friends who often visit to keep their vibe up, quality education is a requirement as well as having enough food for their survival, and clothes.”
All Souls Orphanage was established back in the day and benefited from the generosity of the Roman Catholic Church over the years until the height of economic turmoil when many donors pulled out. As a result, the orphanage relies on handouts from willing good Samaritans once in a blue moon. 2 October 2021 was such a rare occasion.
Why do you do this?
“I do this for my God. I just discovered my calling is to be a caregiver and I’m moved by my unavoidable passion. It makes me happy to see others smiling as much as I would want to see myself smiling!”
In order to be self-sustaining, the orphanage has a garden where they grow different vegetables; from covo, tsunga, onions and tomatoes and other commercial projects including piggery, rabbity, broilers and layers. These projects are supposed to generate money that can be ploughed back to feed the orphans, pay school fees and buy clothes among the many day to day demands of any home.