Ronda and Wendy have been producing quite a catalogue of photographs from the recent distributions, rather than post them a few at a time, it was decided to create a discussion page where they could be displayed more speedily so that members might be able to spot their squares, garments or hats earlier! Spotting one of our own creations in Africa really does spur as on to even greater creativity!
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It always makes me wonder how these kids line up so nicely and are so patient. This would never happen here.
I am so happy to see not only kids wrapped up in warmth, but the variety and color of all the squares and hats....BRAVO everyone for your sterling efforts. Just the thought of a child going to sleep at night with no parents....and needing someone to believe in them, love and care for them. Combine our efforts with those of their sterling caregivers and what a huge boost for a child...look at the confident smile on that last photo---maybe that child will grow up to in turn care for others and help them to never give up hope eh?
So many of them pop their cuddlies on their backs! It is lovely to see how much they love them.
Look at the little ones already relating to their stuffies, in the first two photos. That is SO touching, really tugs at my heartstrings. They now have a little delight, a friend to confide in, to love and hug. How precious is that?
Whoever did that knit lion in the last photo---bravo! Altogether a super treasure box of gems to look at here. Just makes my day....
How it touches me to see the love these children show for the gifts given them.. These children are the future of Africa and I am so happy to be able to help in a small way.. I go to sleep at night thinking of these little ones and get up each morning with the same wish for a better future for them and for all children world wide who are in similar situations... truly this is an amazing example of the love we should all be showing to those less fortunate.. Bless you all ...
PORT ALFRED DISTRIBUTION IN 2013 - KAS sent a consignment down to Port Elizabeth with the very generous financial help of Fawn Jopson of Coastland Sales in Port Elizabeth, whose Johannesburg offices paid for a courier service (they also paid in 2012!).
In Port Elizabeth they were taken over by Davina (a distant cousin of Ronda's) who also runs a group of knitters making squares, having them stitched up and distributed locally.
Davina took this KAS consignment to Port Alfred, about 90 kms away, where municipal councillor, Terri Stander distributed them and took photographs.
In the first picture Davina is the blonde lady on the left and Terri Stander to the right. Ronda asked me to mention the lady in the middle carrying a load on her head - these ladies walk miles and miles in South Africa carry such weights!
The pictures of the babies strapped to the back are so DARLING!!!
Obviously these kids are very happy with their new items! :D
Thank you for these pictures. It is amazing to see how far KAS can reach with some very welcome help from generous people.
It is amazing to see the load carried on the top of the head. I just can't imagine how they do that. And seeing the children wrapped in their new blanket on mother's back, with the new toy snuggled in, too.
It is really encouraging to hear about companies like Coastland Sales providing transportation help so our goodies can reach places that KAS might not be able to afford to get to.
Love the pictures of the baby on someone's back who got the lovely teddy as cute as he is! Thanks to coastlands Sales and Davina. That lady carrying the load on her head seems to have sack of potatoes or something similar. Imagine the weight!