When Larpopo lost her home, Compassion’s RESPOND ministry stepped in.
12 Dec, 2015
"My name is Larpopo. I have five siblings, I am the second eldest. I am in charge of the family since my mum left to go to work. I look after my siblings, cook for them and give them food.Â
One day I came back and saw flames and fire burning up the house.
The fire started when I was cooking rice. After everything was finished I went to the river to take a shower and wash clothes. Suddenly my neighbour was shouting, 'your house is burning. Itâ€™s burning up now.'Â
When I came back I saw the flames and fire on the house burning up. Everyone was coming to help calm down the fire. When I closed my eyes I saw only fire. All of my pots and bowls and dishes were burnt up.Â
I was very sad when this happened. I felt like I wasnâ€™t a good leader of the house. I am in charge of the family because our family is poor, not rich. My brother is sick and my mother has no money.
When the house burnt down, Compassion wrote a letter and we received money to rebuild the house. It helped us a lot. If that person that helped me was here, Iâ€™d thank them a lot. I donâ€™t have anything to give them except for my praise.
If it wasnâ€™t for the donors and Compassion, it would have taken us a year to rebuild the house. But we were able to rebuild the house before the rainy season. It rains a lot here. Heavy rain.
Now I feel very happy because God has helped me. I praise because I have received a new room and God has answered my prayers."
Help us RESPONDÂ when highly vulnerable children likeÂ Larpopo face crises.