Help me raise enough money to build an orphange
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2 Years running
As many of you know I have recently spent the last three months working in an orphanage in Ghana. It was an amazing experience, but now I am determined to do more! Please take time to read about my cause and donate. Thank you! More ...

As many of you know, I have recently spent the last three months working in an orphange in Ghana. It was an amazing experience and I have come away with a disire to help more children that are in a similar situation. 

The conditions the children lived in were horrific, there were four different rooms in the orphange and in each room slept 16 of them. The rooms were filthy, dark and gloomy, as well as having no light or ventilation, meaning it contently smelt and was unsanitary. Malaria is the biggest killer in Africa yet hardly any of the kids even had mosquito nets.

The way the children were teated at the orphange has affected me a lot, in my first couple of weeks a baby was brought to the orphange as its parents had abandoned it in the hospital due to them not being able to afford the medical bills. Being a baby it obviously needs care 24/7 however one day when I arrived at the orphange i found the little baby boy in a room on its own covered in its own excrement. This really was a very distressing sight for me, one i will never forget. When I questioned the owners at the orphanage about this they said that orphane children will not recieve love in their life so they need to get used to it from a young age. This comment infuriated me and again will never leave my mind. How can you not give love to a one month old baby who obviously is unable to do anything by itself?

Due to the experiences I had in Ghana I, and a number of other volunteers, have decided to fundraise to try and raise enough money for my house mum in Ghana to build an orphange. she is one of the most caring and loving women I have ever met and I know for a fact she would love every child in the orphange as though it was her own. The way children should be cared for. 

With help from Projects Abroad, who are offering to help build to orphanage, I need to raise enough money to buy a plot of land. This costs 8,000 credis in Ghana but for us that's only £2,000 so please whether it's just a pound just donate! As you really would be helping changing the lives of many kids in Ghana.

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