Story — The daily chores

March 7, 2016Butembo, CMS Ireland, Compassion Orphanage, Mbambu Kiharami Dorcas, Story

At the Butembo Compassion Orphanage, everyone has to help out with the daily duties. The 49 orphans are currently housed in a very small 3 room house because of the frightening chasm that opened up in the road below the original, now condemned, orphanage building.

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Fortunately, building of the first block of a four house complex is now underway, with funds from generous supporters of the Church Mission Society Ireland.

Even Compassion’s director, Mbambu, has to chop firewood:

Madame Mbambu chopping wood

Everyone is involved in the daily search for water from a stand pipe a couple of hundred metres away, fed from a fresh water spring.

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Even the youngest children enjoy joining in…

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Meanwhile, there are also less strenuous, more creative activities, such as hair braiding:

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