Over the next few weeks as you follow our journey through South Africa you will hear about how we shared meals together as a new family, and shared light, laughter, tears, sorrow and hope with each of the people. Collaborating with the people, to help and support them to create a future they want. A future based in their love, for their fellow community members, their families and their country.
The message we received is the same as it was in February. The first people asked of us, is to simply love and embrace them for who they are. The second, is to support them, train them, transfer skills and mentor them to be able to provide for and support themselves, their families and their community.
We spent a week together and shared our space, our meals and our hearts. I am grateful, we are grateful for the opportunity to learn, to grow, to experience the journey with the people of Cradock.
To support the community of Cradock and make a donation today, visit our site at www.myarmswideopen.org and complete the donation form.
Manzimvula® is a values-based consulting firm whose purpose is to support organizations who choose to build socially responsible and profitable enterprises that profoundly impact their organizational communities and the individuals they affect in a compassionate and sustainable manner.
The My Arms Wide Open™ Charitable Foundation, was established to provide support and collaboration with mothers, children, and youth in South Africa, enabling them to build sustainable communities and responsible businesses. With stronger families, communities emerge as a solid foundation for society. In the process they re-engage fathers to repair the family unit. In our definition, mothers include women who are caring for children and include child-led households, working within the pre-teen and teen groups. Fathers include the fathers, young males and adult males within the community.