One of the biggest challenges we face is with child- and granny-headed households. These families are poor, hungry, and desperate.

That’s why we say a special “thank you” to donors who sent gifts to gogos like 71-year-old Lucy Makati. Lucy is the main provider of her family of 15 grandchildren and eight adults.

It’s only thanks to ACFS donors that Lucy can meet her family’s nutritional needs. She’s an active member of the Pimville food garden and has been taught how to grow and preserve food. She’s used her green fingers to grow veggies at home too.

And every day, the children eat a nutritious lunch at the centre. This lays an important foundation for their health and capacity to learn.

ACFS has also helped Lucy obtain social grants for two children which gives them a small but valuable income. Thank you, once again, for reaching out to amazing grannies like Lucy.