I'm sure you all remember our vivacious sweet child, Linda, who was burnt in a house fire this year. She was unsafe at home because her mother was on the street, prostituting, to support her drug habit. Despite intensive support from Kids First, including renting a new home for Linda and Billington's mother and support to come off drugs and find other avenues of income, Linda's mum has gone AWOL and taken Linda with her. Linda had been discharged from hospital but was still needing ongoing follow up. Her son, Billington, has been left in the care of a teacher at his school.
At this stage we have had no contact from Linda's mum, and we have notified the local authorities to look out for her and Linda. Billington, whilst safe, is understandably upset that his mum and sister are missing.
Prayers for Linda's safety and return to Kids First are much appreciated. Also for Linda's mum's safety and engagement in rehab.
To all those lovely people out there who are still donating pads and undies - thank you! These are an ongoing need for our girls and women, and whilst we hope to make this a sustainable project in the long term, right now we still need donations!
Just as a reminder of where your kind donations are going...
Interested in donating? Please contact us. We have groups of women internationally who are collecting items from friends, churches, and other groups to post directly to Uganda, or send via our collection here in New Zealand.
Here at Kids First we all have something to say, so this blog will be updated by members of our team as our work progresses to keep all of you in the loop!