Thank you so much for all your welcome messages.
This week on Tuesday I visited a Kliptown shelter named Khayalethu where I met with the district analysis officer. I met and spoke with the 320 kids who they are catering for at the moment - all from different areas of Soweto. This is our biggest project in Soweto at the moment and we are planning to do a big distribution of blankets there on the 16th of June which is Soweto Day. From next week I will be taking them 900 squares a week for 80 ladies there to sew into blankets for this distribution! I will keep you posted on their progress!!
We also visited Kliptown yesterday with a friend of Erin's who is a professional photographer. She was able to get some wonderful pictures of 'day-to-day' life in the area. It is a place of extreme poverty and a stark reminder of why we do what we do... We will share her pictures when they are available but in the meantime some of our own pictures are attached below.
Next week, once I have been able to get the accurate information, I will also give you an update on the flooding that happened in Kliptown last year.
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Thank you Lindi. You have just increased the knitting rate of thousands of ladies all over the world!
Thank you for writing. 80 ladies to do the sewing - that is wonderful! Now the few squares I send every once in a while seem like just a drop in the bucket, but I do what I can. The beautiful thing is that all our drops come together to make a small pond... and maybe one day a big lake and then an ocean! :)
The photos are touching - thank you for sharing!
So glad to "hear" your voice here on the Forum. I appreciate all of the work you do to make KAS possible. We, the knitters of the world, and the wonderful volunteers in South Africa CAN make a difference in the lives of the children. Together, we can work wonders!
Thank you so much for the update and pictures!