When I took these pictures in August, Anita weighed just 88 pounds. Naomi was desperately underweight. Both Anita and Noami had tuberculosis. That was then.
As mentioned below, we set up a fund so that Anita and Naomi would be fed regularly: Rice and beans twice a day, every day. It’s not much by our standards, but I believe that act of compassion by those who gave literally saved their lives.
Because some of you gave, Anita now weighs 110 pounds and Naomi is no longer critical. They are recieving treatment for Tuberculosis. That’s the good news. The bad is that Anita has been diagnosed with AIDS. There is nothing that can be done about that.
Thank you for giving. If you haven’t given, the need hasn’t gone away. Just click on the “Buy us a coffee” link on the left side of the page. We won’t buy coffee, I promise! Just add a note about Anita and we’ll make sure the funds go to Anita & Naomi’s support.
By the way, the brick wall in the backgound of the bottom picture is the wall of the church in Walungu, which the generous donations to this ministry helped build. Oh, about the smile, or rather the lack of it: it’s the really good photographer that can get someone from central Africa to smile for a photo. I don’t know why that is, but that’s just the way it is. So don’t let the expression on her face fool you. She’s genuinely grateful.