is never lost
Give everything every day.
For children in need.
All’s well that ends well
Bibata is a young girl who is the victim of forced marriage. She ran away from a family court to stay with her friend. Some time later she returned to her family hoping that they had given up on the idea of marrying her off against her will. Sadly that was not the case. She refused to marry once again and was then banished by her father. She found refuge with the social services in Koubri. The social-work department asked AMPO to take her in to MIA/ALMA while they were making further attempts to reconcile her with her family. A few months after she arrived at MIA/ALMA she discovered she was pregnant. The social services were informed and contact was made to the alleged father. Two weeks after the baby was born the father came to MIA/ALMA and (fortunately) accepted paternity of his son.
They are 3 months old and require nursing care until they are 6 months old when the doctors will decide if an operation is possible. Until then they will remain at AMPO. Their mother who suffers from mental illness unfortunately cannot look after them.
The current situation has been exacerbated by the security crisis with hundreds of thousands of refugees pouring in to the capital, the scarcity of food between mid-July and late September, not to mention the increase in food prices. Our plan is to provide food for families who are victims of this crisis.
In April we received a letter with a cry for help from Michel Ziba
”My name is Michel, I’m married and have 4 children. I used to work as a bricklayer. One day I was working on the support structure of a two-storey building when one of the beams came into contact with a power cable. I got an electric shock and lost both arms. I spent 6 months in hospital, 2 of them in a coma. I’ve been living with this disability now for 5 years. I was abandoned by friends and acquaintances, but thank God I’m still alive.
It is a beautiful summer’s day in the lovely garden of a small villa on the outskirts of Aarhus in Denmark. There is a marquee to provide shade, cakes and refreshments are on offer and lots of happy faces are here to welcome me. AMPO Danmark is ten years old today.
Two years after the birth of her first son, Fatoumata gave birth to twins three weeks ago. Fatoumata’s husband lost his job on account of the Covid-19 pandemic and she herself is a housewife, which in this country means the same as unemployed. The couple was confronted by difficulties on two counts, Fatouma sufferered from untreated anaemia after the birth of the twins and, because her husband had lost his job, they were unable to afford care and treatment.
Our partners in Denmark, AMPO-Danmark have come up with a great fundraiser:
A group of women are knitting kitchen cloths of organic wool and selling them to raise money for the Panga la Wende wheelchair project. They
This month we’d like to tell you how the girls in the orphanage have been spending their time during quarantine.
It has been a difficult time for many people and for the children in particular. To meet the challenge the team of educators at the orphanage for girls has come up with a special CORONA programme.