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Help Letice Get Home To Her Family

Help Letice Get Home To Her Family

Personal message

My name is Lynne Rippenaar-Moses and live in Stellenbosch in the Western Cape. I came to hear about Letice Banda's story from my cousin, Olivia Ezeobi. Letice works as a domestic worker for Olivia twice a week and is a single mother from Malawi, who had to leave her two young children, Faith (6) and Polite (10), in her home country to search for work when she could not find any work back home. It has been three years since she last saw her kids. Recently Letice's aunt, the children's primary care taker, passed away from cancer. Letice's kids are now being cared for by their great grandmother, who is in her eighties and partially blind.

With the money we raise, we would like to send Letice home to spend some time with her family and figure out a way forward now that Letice's aunt is no longer around to assist with the care of Letice's children and ensure she is able to cover her and her family's living expenses while in Malawi and without an income. We want to give her enough time to plan for her and her family's future without the pressure of having to rush back to South Africa to start working again.

As a mother myself, I can only imagine the heartache and despair Letice must have felt when she made the tough decision to leave her home country and her children behind in order to find a job and provide for her children's basic needs. Poverty and high levels of unemployment in South Africa and many other countries in Africa, has forced many parents to do the unthinkable - leave young children in the care of family members while spending large amounts of time apart from their children as they are unable to fund the living expenses of their family and their own living expenses elsewhere AND save money to visit home. This is the reality of many migrant worker in this country and these are the same people who play important roles in our lives as child care assistants, domestic workers, and gardeners, etc. I also believe that it is my duty, as a fellow human being, to do something to lighten the load for others when I am able to do so. While I might not have the finances to fund this initiative in full, I can donate something towards Letice's expenses and call on others to help a mother who needs the help of those who can afford to help her.

Donations

  • Dec 05, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Safe travels. " - P

  • Dec 02, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Safe travels back home!" - Lesley-Ann

  • Nov 27, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Enjoy your time with your kids this Christmas." - Alan

  • Nov 27, 2019 - USD $ 10.52
  • "Best of luck strong momma! " - Alexandria L

  • Nov 27, 2019 - USD $ 35.47
  • "??" - Brandon

  • Nov 26, 2019 - R 250.00
  • "Good luck Letice" - Annie

  • Nov 26, 2019 - R 253.75
  • "Hope you see your kids soon xx" - MP

  • Nov 16, 2019 - R 1 388.07
  • "May you be home with your little ones soon." - Annchen and Rasmus, Norway

  • Nov 07, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Good Luck Letice" - Sally

  • Nov 06, 2019 - R 50.75
  • "Hope you get home to your babies " - Sage and Isabella

  • Nov 05, 2019 - R 257.05
  • "Hoping this will further boost the campaign to raise R15 000 by end November and get you home." - L Moses

  • Oct 31, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "

    Everything of the best

    " - Wendy

  • Oct 29, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "God bless you" - Let ice banda

  • Oct 27, 2019 - R 210.78
  • "Joel 2:25-26 NLT" - Sandra

  • Oct 27, 2019 - R 308.46
  • "God bless you on your journey home." - Kingsley's Ouma

  • Oct 24, 2019 - R 257.05
  • "Hope you get home!" - Silke

  • Oct 20, 2019 - R 257.05
  • "Best of luck to you and your children. " - P

  • Oct 05, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Zikomo kwambiri" - Werner

  • Oct 04, 2019 - R 224.00
  • "I asked mommy to write this message from me auntie Letice. Jesus loves you and so do I." - Kingsley

  • Oct 04, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "May your life be truly blessed, Letice. " - Carina Smit

  • Oct 04, 2019 - R 154.23
  • "Good luck. May God bless you and hope you will be reunited with your family soon. " - Tracy

  • Oct 04, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "I hope this little helps!" - Tarryn Alexander

  • Oct 04, 2019 - R 250.00
  • "All the best, Letice." - Eldridge

  • Oct 03, 2019 - R 250.00
  • "Hope you see your children soon" - Alec

  • Oct 03, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "God bless you and your family." - Henriette

  • Oct 02, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "It is my wish and prayer that this dream will realize and the family will be united." - Engela

  • Oct 02, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Best of luck to Letice." - F&W

  • Oct 02, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Make it flow God" - Dale

  • Oct 02, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Hope Letice see her children soon. May there be peace soon. x" - Inet

  • Oct 02, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Please go see your children" - Francois

  • Oct 02, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "With love to Lynn and Olivia who is also making a difference. " - Anonymous

  • Oct 02, 2019 - R 120.00
  • "Letice, I hope to see you reunited with your children soon. " - Anonymous

  • Oct 01, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "We hope you get to see your children soon Letice. Much love, Lynne" - Wrap it Up PR & Communications

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Donations to date

R 10 844.84

Fundraising target

R 15 000.00
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Letice works as a domestic worker and is a single mother from Malawi, who had to leave her two young children in her home country to search for work when she could not find work in Malawi. It has been three years since she last saw her son and daughter and recently, the children's primary caretaker in Letice's absence, her aunt Emi, passed away from cancer. Letice's children are now being cared for by their great grandmother, who is in her eighties and partially blind.