Pictured: Catherine’s grandmother making one pot of porridge that will be shared among 13 of her grandchildren.
Over the past year, we have seen a significant rise in the number of children, aged 5 to 11 years old, who have become trapped in child labor. Every day, children, like Catherine, are at risk of entering the workforce before they’ve even had a chance to have a childhood.
The foundation is going in and construction has started at the Chongwe Village of Hope Rescue Home! In the meantime, the temporary Village of Hope in place for 42 children who have been rescued so far. Fizwell, a Child Protection Officer at our rural school in Chongwe and sponsored college graduate, is the rescue home’s “house dad”. He wanted to share an important update with you on how his kids are doing.