This is a brilliant article written on what is happening, how far we have come and how far we have to go!
iThemba Lethu is committed to reducing the impact of HIV in
Updated 21 August 2018
“It was early 2015 when the thought of adopting a child came into our mind. We started praying about it as we knew this was a big step because I was already in my late 40’s and had never carried a baby in my womb. This prayer grew until I felt that I should have a bit of an experience at least by volunteering few hours at children home. Boom a few weeks I was really “spiritual” pregnant, my husband and I started the adoption process in June that year (2015).
iThemba Lethu was both humbled and overwhelmed by the kindness and abundance of donors/partners and friends on Mandela Day 2018.
Earlier in the morning of Wednesday 18 July 2018 – they had reflected on their Facebook Page the inspiring projects that had been achieved in 2017 which included:
“Being a breastfeeding advocate, I couldn’t bear the thought of my precious ‘white gold’ going to waste. A friend then told me about iThemba Lethu, a great organisation that collects breast milk for orphaned and abandoned children.
Knowing that my milk is going to such a good cause is deeply satisfying and well worth the minimal extra effort involved. iThemba Lethu makes the process much easier by delivering sterilised bottles and collecting them again when they are full. My husband has been a great help in making it possible for me to donate. He wakes up
in the night to take the milk to the freezer and has motivated me to keep breastfeeding and donating.
In a way, donating has encouraged me to continue breastfeeding my baby longer than I planned to, as it is more than just her that I am feeding. I look forward to one day explaining to my daughter that she has been generous from birth because she shared with children that weren’t as fortunate.”
Kim donated 47.9 litres over 7 months!