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Relief for needy children at Hope Village

British High Commissioner H.E. Marianne Young presenting a substantial donation to Hope Village in order to improve living conditions of orphaned and vulnerable children

British High Commissioner H.E. Marianne Young presenting a substantial donation to Hope Village in order to improve living conditions of orphaned and vulnerable children

Less than a week after one of its prominent patrons died, Katutura’s Hope Village has received a substantial donation from the British High Commission in Windhoek. Loth Tjitemisa passed away a week before the pine tree next to the office block was planted, following a request by the children for an annual Christmas tree.
The British High Commission last week reached out to Hope Village in Katutura where 90 children, either infected by HIV/AIDS or affected by severe abuse and neglect, are living. As part of the Bilateral Fund, the British High Commission donated £2,000 (N$35,776) to Hope Village, through the organisation “Orange Babies”, which administers their finances and purchased furniture and other material for the children’s shelter.
The impact of this donation has been multiplied significantly by the generosity of Bedding Warehouse and Mini Magic Discounters who helped with two new bunk beds and mattresses, three pine tables and 24 chairs where children can sit to have their meals and do homework.
The babies’ home received two new cots with mattresses and a beautiful new table with four chairs. Hope Village also received a new sofa for the mothers to use while feeding the little ones, and the toddlers’ home got three new pine tables and 24 chairs.

The British High Commission also donated linen for the boys’ room, and “Orange Babies” is going to use existing funds to purchase new duvets for the children to make sure they are well prepared for the coming winter.
At the handing over, HE Marianne Young said: “Hope Village provides a home to children and mothers affected by a combination of gender-based violence and HIV/AIDS in Namibia, offering comprehensive medical, psychological, social, spiritual and educational care in a loving home environment. The British High Commission started working with Hope Village in 2009 when a little garden at the front entrance was designed and planted.

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