Severely affected family

Written 16.09.2020 18:32 under Archive

Dear faithful friends,
We just visited a very poor family of five persons in Arusha’s slum in a grounded room of only 3 x 4 meters. The reason for their situation is that the father became unemployed. He had a good job at a small restaurant where he worked for a number of years. Unfortunately, the restaurant was closed due to too few customers and a bad financial situation.
It was so sad to see the small room that served as a living room, kitchen and bedroom. It was so packed that one could not walk around in there but just sit on the bed where all five of them sleep.

They have three lovely children aged 7, 9 and 11, two of whom go to private school. The 7-year-old boy is unfortunately deaf-mute and goes to a special school. The two oldest are in 4th and 5th grade. Unfortunately, they are behind in school fees, so the children will be sent home if they do not pay soon. Money for food is also a problem. Often the only eat one meal a day. The day before we arrived, the mother had sent the children to bed without food. It is just so tough. We decided to give them a sum of money so they could get a good meal.

Since February the man tried to find a job, but it is very difficult as there is high unemployment. The mother is a seamstress. She is sitting on the street with her treadmill. But due to the economic situation, many just barely survive. So her business is not going well as many do not have the mon-ey for new clothes.
We want to help this family with some food and with keeping their children in school. If you feel like helping such a family we would be very grateful.
Thank you so much for your faithful support and prayers. We are pleased to be your extended arms in Tanzania.
Love from
Torkild and Tabitha

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Tusind tak for hjælpen til den fattige familie, som vi skrev om i nyhedsbrevet. Dear faithful friends,
Thank you so much for the help to the poor family, that we wrote about in the newsletter. Vi har købt mad og givet dem.
Der var nogle søde mennesker, som ønskede at støtte børnene med skolegang, så børnene er igen kommet i skole, så der er grædt mange glædestårer.
Da vi var nede på børnenes skole for at betale noget af gælden, brød moderen sammen i gråd foran skoleinspektørerne. For hun følte slet ikke, at det kunne være sandt. Nu havde hun kæmpet så længe og pludselig kom hjælpen.
Det er virkelig rørende at hjælpe sådan en fattig familie og opleve deres taknemmelighed og glæde.
Knuser fra Tabitha.
 We have bought food and given to them.
There were some sweet people who wanted to support the children with schooling, so the children are back to school. So many tears of joy have been shed.
When we were down at the children's school to pay some of the debt, the mother broke down in tears in front of the school inspectors. She did not feel at all that it could be true, she had been fighting for so long and suddenly the help came.
It is truly touching to help such a poor family and experience their gratitude and joy.
Love from Tabitha

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Dear faithful friends,
Thank you so much for the help to the poor family, that we wrote about in the newsletter.