The new house was almost complete. On Day 18 we
finished painting the house - inside and out - and finished tidying
the surrounding area.
Though small by our standards, the new home could eventually house
up to nine children and a carer.
To make it more comfortable for its new tenants we bought new
kitchen furniture and laid lino on the floors. We ordered new beds
for Umtabisi and his sister who also moved in on the day. They would
both be joined by a carer the following week.
The electricity is to be connected over the next few weeks and the
Government would ensure that the house was equipped with a standard
long drop toilet. GGA will ensure that the children living in the
new home are properly cared for and that the structure is maintained
over the long-term.
For many of the group this was their last full day
in South Africa as previous commitments back in the UK meant they
had to leave. In just 18 days we had managed to complete our mission
and a Home of Hope now stood because of the support we had received
from our friends, family and those that wanted to make a difference.
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