Heart for Children sponsors five families in the Port Shepstone area. The houses have all been given a name in the Zulu language:
- 'Jabulani', or 'Share the joy'
- 'Ilanga', or 'Sun'
- 'Njabulo', or 'Joy'
- 'Bhule', or 'It is good'
- 'Bongani House', or 'Give thanks'
The children's village in Port Shepstone already accommodates 80 children without parents. They are lovingly taken care of by foster parents who supervise their personal growth and development.
Port Shepstone is located in the KwaZulu-Natal province. This province is also called the HIV-AIDS capital of the world. Dr. Bill Hary, from the local hospital, expressed his concern about this and wrote: "Many of these HIV-infected children have been left in hospital for months and are still dying. The orphanages in this area are overcrowded, have too few staff and prefer not to catch children who are infected with HIV. The result is that these children do not get the care they need."
By click on the video, you can view a word of thanks from our partners and from Ningi, one of the foster mothers.