Shine Relief Trust
Messages from other supporters
Happy 50th birthday wishes to, and from, someone who spent many happy years living in Malawi!
Donation by Jo O'Neill £50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid
For the 'big walk' in Zomba...wish I could have been there!
Donation by Kate Jere £10.00 + £0.00 Gift Aid
God bless all of the work in Malawi and the fundraising around the world.
Donation by Anonymous
Why your donation matters
The Yasini family is one of the 5 child headed families supported by Shine Relief. After loosing both Mum and Dad when the youngest was still a baby this little family has faced many trials. With only a distant Aunt who is HIV positive overseeing the family the children became extremly vulnerable. Over the past 12 months Shine has visited the family twice a week bringing food supplies, giving health checks and most importantly providing the love and support they desperately missed. Six months ago the youngest son Wonderful nearly died of Malaria. The Shine team acted quickly providing for his treatment. One month later he was back home to receive his first mattress and a new blanket provided through a fundraising event in the UK. His older brother said the family no longer felt hopeless.
Case study: donations in action
Beatrice walks 90 minutes each way to school each day in bare feet. She knows education is the only way to give her children a future. Her dad passed away when she was only 12 and her mum was unable to pay school fees for her. A man said he would take care of her, she moved in with him, but soon found herself pregnant. They grew tobacco together but he got all the money and then married another woman. So she went back to live with her mum. When the first child was 3 this man came back again and said that he had changed that he was a new man but the same thing happened again. Beatrice was feeling helpless and discouraged. She did not know what to do next when she was introduced to Shine Relief Support team working at her school. Shine provided her school fees and some help with her basic needs. A solar lamp given at Christmas helps her study in the evenings.Today Beatrice is not among the 50% of teenage girls dropping out of school but she is moving on with hope to become a teacher.