Weʼre raising £1,000 to Help provide a future for newly orphaned baby Exaucé
- Lome, Togo
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Two years ago I was fortunate enough to begin my humanitarian experience in Togo, and encounter the most kind, caring, and inspirational Woman that I have ever met, Mana. Despite the challenges faced in a world very different to that within which I live, very few people have ever had such a profound outlook on my life. Mana welcomed both myself and counterpart volunteers with open arms and a warm heart, and an unbelievable belief in both her faith and the good of humanity. I will be eternally grateful for her help, advice and prayers. Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to return to the region and spend more time with Mana, experiencing yet again her kindness and beautiful heart as she welcomed me into her home. She had in the passing time fallen pregnant with her first child, a blessing for which she seemed so grateful and excited.
However, this week Mana sadly passed away, leaving her newly born baby boy, orphaned in one of the most difficult political, social and economic climates. The young child is baby Exaucé. Togo is the most incredible place I have ever had the fortune to visit, a nation of kindness, hope and an inner warmth that words cannot describe, all personified within Mana herself. However, Togo is also a very punishing nation for those in suffering. It is very under developed, with many living in abject poverty. The cliché "1st world problems" with which we face daily are exchanged for many with a daily battle to survive. For young Exaucé growing up, this environment will be extremely challenging, especially without parents present, even immediate necessities for a new born such as health care are not readily available without funds. Add to this other issues within the region, the immediate future for an orphaned baby such as Exaucé is extremely challenging.
This crowdfunding scheme will provide funds to support Exaucé through the challenging times ahead, and go someway to ensuring that his infancy is one free from some of the challenges faced by others of a similar fate. Despite the inevitability that growing up as an orphaned child in a so called "3rd world" West African nation is going to be extremely hard, every penny raised is vital in ensuring that young Exaucé can grow up safely and healthily, a promise I made to Mana his mother, the most incredible person I have ever met.
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I am a young student, passionate about humanitarian work, and providing a better future to those without the opportunities with which i've been blessed. This scheme will hopefully stabalise the immediate future of young baby Exaucé
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