My first home visit I met a young lady who was HIV positive and she had been ill for some time. She lives in a house with 8 other people, one of these being a infant who was abandoned by her mother who the lady took in to care for. Her son didn’t go to school that day because he felt too weak to leave the house as he hadn’t eaten in two days. Gabriel’s provided the family with a food parcel so that they can finally eat a meal and they will continue to cover the costs of this woman’s medical treatment, as without it she would not be capable of taking care of her family.
I met a family of 9 who were 2 months behind in rent and sleeping on blankets on the floor. Because of Gabriel’s their rent will be paid and they will now have a much comfortable sleep on a mattress.
I met a boy, now 7, who at the age of 5 was found living on the streets sniffing glue with no future ahead of him. He was saved by Gabriel’s and now attends school 5 days a week and has a brighter future ahead of him. He is such a bright, beautiful, happy kid it is hard t believe his future would be any different.
This is just some of the work I have seen first hand done by the team at the Gabriel learning centre. Never before have i come across an organization so beautifully ran, where 100% of profits donated and raised go to the people of Nakuru. Every day i hear multiple stories of people living in the slums and it breaks my heart, but i also see how Gabriel’s is making a difference in hundreds of people’s lives everyday and this gives me hope that these people will be ok! EVERYONE should come and experience life in Africa first hand!
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