Imagine if you didn’t know when you would eat your next meal.
For many children in South Africa, that is their daily reality. That’s why Blessman International operates a network of feeding hubs in South Africa and distributes over 3,000,000 meals annually. We want children to live up to their potential and break the cycle of poverty in their families.
Kevin grew up in the dusty streets of Sekgakgapeng village in Limpopo, one of the poorest provinces in South Africa. Kevin was raised by his grandmother after losing his mother at an early age. Being raised in extreme poverty, Kevin went to school on an empty stomach and relied on the school’s feeding program. Often, he went days without food at home.
“I remember when I was ten, and Blessman International arrived in our village. A place created for kids and filled with people dedicated to serving us. I felt so much love at Del Cramer. It became more than just a place to get food; it became a safe haven for me. It was my happy place where I could get a break from the traumas I faced at home.”
Kevin just completed his final year of high school and works as an intern at the Del Cramer Child Development Center. He leads the School-in-a-Box program, helping students improve the comprehension of their school curriculum. He also facilitates a group of young people participating in The Landing, a Christ-centered gathering to help youth through hardships.
A strong follower of Christ, Kevin says he has seen God at work many times. “I have survived many things that destroyed other people. I joined Lighthouse Christian Church and also preach to youngsters. I know that God has plans for me.”
When asked why people should support Blessman International, Kevin said, “This ministry has greatly impacted my life. I know that total strangers from another continent love me as if they know me. I have felt their love and know that others do, too. Every program here changes lives. The people of my village love and trust Blessman International. In Africa, our elders believe that children are raised by their communities. Seeing all the parents in my village trusting us with their children shows that Blessman International has truly become part of our community.”
We want all of the children we serve to have the opportunity to thrive and live up to their God-given potential. Would you consider a gift to support the most basic need of these African children – the gift of food?
Thank you for your partnership. We couldn’t serve the people of South Africa without the support of friends like you.