Over this past holiday season, Computer Frontiers Inc. gave each staff person $100 to give away those in need. All of the employees where touched by this opportunity to give, as well as the various recipients who received the donation. The heartwarming stories will be shared in hope that those who read and hear of the acts of kindness will be blessed by it too.
Please read below about the family of six children who Lucy of CFI staff chose to give the money to.
The Kamanyi children live in Mwese, a village in Gomba District. The lives of these children have been characterized by what some people would call “unfortunate events”. First, their grandfather died, followed by their uncle. Then their abusive father forced their mother out of their home, which was followed by their grandmother being forced out of her home by her son. The worst happened when their father succumbed to AIDS in 2009. The father produced six children Allen, Gorrett, Moses, Annet, Davis and Nakamya.
The children were left with no one to take care of them after their father passed on because their grandmother did not want anything to do with them and neither did their mother (apparently she had remarried and did not want anything jeopardizing her new marriage).
The younger children Annet, Davis, and Nakamya with the permission of the Local Area Chairman, were adopted by a kind family leaving the older three children with no one to take care of them. They dropped out school almost immediately and are surviving on food they grow in the garden. Some of the basic needs are provided for by well-wishers but they too cannot give them much. Unfortunately, Allen the eldest child who is only 16 years old got pregnant by an irresponsible boy, but she has to be strong for her siblings.
I have always wanted to help these children but I never had the means until I got the Charity money from CFI. I must admit I was so happy when I learned that I had finally got a chance to fulfill my dream. These children inspire me so much because they are always hopeful and giving them this money was so fulfilling.