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?