Saturday, November 26, 2005

A Letter From Fany

Just when I was starting to slip under the spell of post-holiday blues, I received a letter from Fany, my sponsored child in Cameroon, Africa. She's fourteen now. Since Fany can't really write, Clement Ankouo, a children's club animator wrote for her. Here's what she says (translated from French):

Good day dear Raymond! It's with much joy that I received your letter from the hands of my coordinator. Thank you for everything you do for me and my family. This letter arrived when I was thinking of you and had a precious gift. It was a teddy bear, pack of 14 crayons which I will use in my drawings, to make them beautiful. How do you do? How are your activities? Plan organised sensification campaigns on AIDS and education in my community and everything went on well. That all for now, goodbye.








I'm so glad that my gifts finally got to her, even though it took months. It seems like Plan/ChildReach really does a good job taking care of these communities. Fany seems very happy and healthy. Her community seems to do well with clean water and school projects for the children. Obviously, I have no way of knowing if things are really going well there, unless I personally go to Cameroon. However, I have trust and faith in these organizations. It makes me feel good to be doing something. And it sure is satisfying to make a little girl smile.

Here's Fany from age 10 to 14. Isn't she beautiful?


4 comments:

Dawno said...

What a wonderful thing to do and such a sweet letter. I hope she gets a chance to make a difference in someones life like you have in hers.

About the bunnies. Being that I live in "Fluffy Bunny Universe" most of the time, you can understand why I feel proprietary about them...

September said...

Ray, Thank you for sharing this. What a beautiful thing you do. It has given me an idea of something I can do with my girls to help make a difference in the world.

Ray Wong said...

I think it really is a gift to give. To help a child, to make a difference in their lives. I know I can't help every single child in the world, but if I can make a difference in one child's life, I think it's worth it.

Joanne D. Kiggins said...

Ray,
What you're doing here shows the real you and the kind heart you carry with you. Fany is beautiful and because of you her smile will be bright for the rest of her life.