Sarah’s blog 10/5/22
In some ways this challenge isn’t as hard as I thought it would be. However, there times that the challenge becomes more difficult when I least expect it.
I woke up at 4am needing the loo and I couldn’t get back to sleep. The reason? I was hungry. A gnawing hunger pain that just wouldn’t go away. I didn’t give into it….I just lay there trying to get back to sleep. And then it hit me…. this must be a daily feeling for the hundreds of orphans and other vulnerable children supported by The Foundation. How can they function day after long day when they are tired and hungry and malnourished? https://gofund.me/ca9c1629
So this has been a useful challenge. I’m only on day 10 but I am bored of eating just rice and vegetables. I am annoyed at seeing eggs and cheese and other nice things in the fridge knowing I can’t have them. I’d like to go out for lunch or a coffee at least…but I don’t want to be anywhere where there is lovely food and tempting smells. It is very, very restrictive. And very boring. And I’m hungry.
But, guess what? I have a choice. I have chosen to do this challenge to represent what the children eat at The Feeding Programme. I’m still lucky as I am able to eat every day….some of them won’t eat every day. I can choose which vegetables I want. They would love to be able to have choices like that. I know that on 1st June, my challenge will be over. However, for the children in Ibuluma, who live in dire poverty and who are all malnourished, every single day of their lives is a challenge.
I need your help. I need your support. Education is the way out of poverty. Children are desperate for an education. There are not enough secondary school places. We want education to be available for all and we want to build a school in the village so everyone can go to school. These children, like our children, deserve every chance to be the best they can be. They need someone to advocate for their needs. Please help me by raising funds to build a much needed school. https://gofund.me/ca9c1629 Together we can make a difference. Together we can change lives.
Here is a video taken yesterday of some of the children having fun and forgetting their worries for a while. Hope it makes you smile seeing such enthusiasm. Oh, I’ve done 15km today on my exercise bike again! Thanks for reading, Sarah x