Sunday, 4 August 2013

SPONSORSHIP SUNDAY: Meet Kevine Uwimbabazi!

Welcome to the fifth official “Sponsorship Sunday!” This is the second month that I will be featuring children from our Shelter Them program who need a sponsor. Unlike most sponsorship programs, we provide everything for our children: Housing, food, clothing, schooling, medical care, etc. For this reason, each of our children needs four sponsors. Sponsorship only costs $40 Canadian per month. Shelter them is a Registered Canadian Charitable Organization, and you can visit for more details.

Today, I want to introduce you folks to a real-life Cinderella. Her story is heart-breaking, but at the same time, hope-filled. This lovely young lady is Kevine Uwimbabazi. She is 13 years old, and her birthday is July 1.
Kevine’s mother died when Kevine was only a baby. Her father married another woman, who despised the child of her new husband’s first wife. Kevine was literally kept as her stepmother’s slave, and was beaten severely from age 4 to 9. When Shelter Them intervened and rescued her, she had serious wounds on her legs and needed immediate medical attention. As you can imagine, she was also badly traumatized. Thankfully, Kevine now lives in a home with three other girls (Two who are also named Kevine!) and she will never have to go back to that abusive situation. Shelter Them has made it possible for Kevine to receive regular counseling to help her heal emotionally, and I’m happy to say that she is now blossoming into a shy, sweet young lady with a beautiful smile, as you can see!

Here, Kevine models her new school uniform. She is in Primary 2, since she had never had a chance to attend school before she came to Shelter Them.

Kevine with the new mattress she received last November.

And here’s Kevine sitting on her new mattress! In case you’re wondering, that’s my sponsored girl, Shakira, in the bunk above her!

These are two of our Kevine’s (we have four altogether!) and my friend Sherry, who runs the Newfoundland branch of the Shelter Them office with her husband, David. The young lady on the left is Kevine Uwumuhoza, who also needs a sponsor, and you can read about her here.

Sponsorship is just $40 a month, and will provide Kevine with continued counseling, a place to live, medical help, food, and education. As a sponsor, you will receive regular letters and photos, and you can even visit her in Rwanda! Will you consider sponsoring our “Cinderella”, giving her a better life, and showing her that dreams really do come true?

If you’d like to sponsor Kevine Uwimbabazi, or if you would like to view the rest of our children available for sponsorship, you can visit us here: Shelter Them Child Sponsorship.

Feel free to share this page with your family and friends so we can find Kevine a sponsor!

And don’t forget to visit the Path of the Carpenter on Facebook!

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful girl and story. I'll be praying for Kevine to find sponsors soon!!