At the Kabawata Orphanage and Transit Centre in Zambia, our longtime partner Angela Miyanda. Its founder and director, is caring for 62 children –36 girls and 26 boys – all orphaned or abandoned and brought to her by the country’s Department of Social Welfare.
Among them is Amon, a 13-year-old 8th-grader who arrived there when he just 5 and began primary school the next year, likely highly unlikely for him without the love and dedication of Angela, and the financial assistance from the supporters of Bread and Water for Africa®, and who now has big dreams and is determined to make them a reality.
“When I finish school, I want to be an accountant,” says Amon. “So, I study very hard in all my subjects – especially in Mathematics!”
Like any teenage boy, he tells us he likes to play football (soccer), as well as read as many books as he can get his hands on, and even adds, “I also like to work.”
“The Kabwata orphanage has helped me a lot,” he said. “I have learned a lot of things like good behavior, respecting elderly people and loving the people who are around us.
“Here at Kabwata everyone is treated equally, and we are given everything we need like food, clothes, blankets and other things.
“I love this place because everyone is cared for and we live happy.”
And as for Angela who has transformed this young boy’s life as he transitions into successful adulthood:
“Kabwata is home to children in need and those who have no one they can depend on like Amon,” says Angela. “Today, our vision is beyond my grandest imagination because of the assistance we have received thanks to the supporters of Bread and Water for Africa®. Our home has become a place of refuge and also a ladder for them to step up on to achieve their dreams.”
“You have given hope to those in seemingly hopeless situations.”