Beautiful gifts for beautiful people- 1
I’ve been gradually giving out the clothes and shoes that you donated. The ‘Bless you Madam’, smiles and hugs I receive show how much your generosity means to these people. So thank you from me too! Innocent’s immediate neighbours are extremely poor so once I had made friends which wasn’t difficult as they are such a lovely family,
Many of the people I meet only have the clothes they stand up in and maybe, if they are lucky, ‘Sunday’ clothes. The little family that live near Innocent is one example. Lydia and Richard and their toddlers Gester and Gift live in a tiny and very simple home. Richard is a boda boda (motorbike) taxi man so will hopefully bring in enough to feed his family, but nothing for extras such as clothes or shoes or even medical help. They looked upon me with curiosity when I first moved into Innocents home. In fact Gift screamed and ran away! But when they saw me every day, we exchanged greetings and they saw me doing my own washing they relaxed and had lots of smiles and laughs for me as I was coming and going. Young Gester often crept in to say hi too! I need say no more about this family, just look at the photos! I got Judith to come and help me sort clothes out for them. As you see from the photos, they were very happy to receive them!
Gift was first to try some clothes followed by big brother Gester.
They looked so smart!
Then it was time for mum and dad who were overwelmed with the gifts
Very smart Dad Richard!
They speak or understand little Engish but there was no doubt Richard loved his shirt and Lydia her skirt.
Now some shoe shopping. The children didnt poccess any shoes at all.
Plenty to choose from thanks to Sue, you know who you are!
Wow, Gester certainly liked his trainers!
Gift was not so sure at first.
I was pleased when Gift, or Giftee as she is called in local language as they always add an ‘ee’ sound to words ending in a sharp constant such as Alexee, allowed me to hold her hand!
Richard decided on a different pair for Gester who couldn’t stop looking down at them! I also gave Richard a shirt that had been donated by friend and neighbour David
Happy family and plenty of gifts left for others in need
Smart gifts for Giftee!
Looking across from Innocent’s home at the children playing they were soon back in their everyday clothes and playing happily with their home made toys which we would call rubbish in the UK!