Kopano Dibakwane

The Emmanuel Family Home, in Graskop, received a special gift of fresh home-grown maize from a local resident, Sophie Masina.

The Emmanuel Family Home cares for orphans and relies heavily on generous contributions from the public. Therefore, thoughtful contributions from people like Masina help to keep the Family Home afloat, thus putting a smile on the kids’ innocent faces.

Masina has appeared on previous editions of GPS News exhibiting some of the vegetables produced from her home garden. She said that her ultimate goal is to own a farm, which will expectedly reach out to needy families within various communities.

“I love sharing because it makes me feel like I’m contributing something good to the community. This is something I have been doing for many years. I grow my own vegetables so that my family and the community can eat healthy food. I hope that young people can create home gardens and spend their time planting vegetables. There are many ways to beat poverty and a home garden saves a lot of money,” said Masina

Meisie Phalane, Caregiver at Emmanuel Family Home, welcomed Masina’s gift and said that it shows great compassion.

“I’m very thankful on behalf of the children, not too many people do or think of this. She (Masina) always shares whatever she produces from her garden. May God bless and extend her life because through her help and continued health we survive. We hope that she will encourage others to follow in her footsteps,” said Phalane.

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