Eddy and Chantal Verhoeven are long-time volunteers who return to Amani again and again to donate their time, financial support and energy to our children. They visited again this November and were able to fund all of the windows and the two outside doors of the new dormitory and even some food for the children. They also had a special story to share, which shows that children around the word can truly make a difference:
“This November we visited Amani again to support the children of the orphanage.
This year the people of Amani are building two new dormitories and we were able to sponsor the windows and the outer doors of this building.
We want to thank all of our friends and family who donated generously for this.
But there is somebody we especially want to mention:
In our search for funding, we got help from Siebe, a twelve year old boy who, before making his transition to secondary school, decided to devote himself to charity and to collect money for the Amani orphanage. During several months he saved money by doing small tasks at family or friends like washing cars and cutting grass. He also made himself more aware of the life of the children in Tanzania by using less water when taking a shower or by reducing the time he played on the computer. He went
to school by bicycle instead of being brought by car and he also sold some of his personal belongings all in order to save small amounts of money. Doing so he was able to collect more than 200 US $ all on his own. No small feat for such a young boy. He even filled a box with toys to give to the children of Amani.
Therefore we want to say to him “thank you very much Siebe!”
Eddy & Chantal from Belgium”