It has been a while since the funds gathered on this very blog made their way to Emmanuel Homes in Kudat, Malaysia. After a long-overdue update, here is what the money you gave for the children of Emmanuel Homes have become.
Howard and the kids have built a massive vegetable patch and have so far grown a great deal of vegetables to supplement the kids diet , also they have bought a lot of equipment to help the kids with the cooking and the rest of the money has been spent on various useful areas within Emmanuel Homes.
It wasn’t much, but as I always say, every little helps. I thought their idea of growing vegetable to be absolutely GENIUS! At the time of my visit to Emmanuel Homes, Howard was mentioning about the difficulties to get food donation for the kids and it made total sense to grow their own. Recently, Jackie, a strong supporter of the Homes, also echoed how hard it was to sustain a proper living standard for the kids in a region where people are still much divided between the different casts. What makes me sad is to know that ultimately the children have to suffer from the madness of adults.
That garden is much more than real food, it’s a kind of spiritual food, it gives the children something to look after, something they’ve built with their own hands and something they can be proud of. It’s so humbling and I think we can all learn from it.
WE must continue to help the Children to have a better life and possibly a future. Contact Howard and he’ll direct you on ways to help. Thank you!
If you’ve donated, you know that a part of this garden in Kudat is there because of you. And the vegetables that are growing there, feeding the kids, is a superb demonstration of real help, making true positive change in their lives.
A massive THANK YOU for all of you generous donors!
Photo credits: A big thank you to Jackie Miao for the beautiful photos of the vegetable patch! :)