A few days ago our Bishop Josè Luis Ponce de Leon, supported by Caritas staff, met those asking for financial support to pay their school fees.
A lot of people came. Last year we had 202 requests, but this year we had 621: the number has increased significantly in a year.
Behind all those requests there are different stories: orphans leaving with their grandparents, parents alive but left their families, child headed families, unemployed or under-employed, lost everything due to the lack of rains…”so much suffering” as the Bishop said.
Grateful to all those who dedicated time for this meeting and to all those in Swaziland and abroad “help us helping others”…
Below a detailed report about this meeting…from the Bishop’s blog!