When I was 5 years old, I was in kindergarten. I loved The Little Mermaid and playing with friends. My biggest worry was whether I’d have a peanut butter or turkey and cheese sandwich for lunch that day. Zeieya is 5 years old. She doesn’t go to school. She has no toys. She collects firewood for money and pretends to cook dirt for fun. She hardly has clean water to drink and lost her home during the war in 2014.
Hearing these heart wrenching stories makes me ache. My kids pitch a fit over not getting to watch a second episode of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, and here this little girl has nothing. My first thought is, what can I do? CARE is an organization that fights poverty by empowering women and children. A little bit of money can provide weeks worth of clean water to children who are all too used to drinking dirty water. It can provide food and nutritional needs to these malnourished children. South Sudan is the youngest country. It is turning 5 years old this month. Help celebrate by helping these precious children. You can learn more about South Sudan and the Sudanese by visiting CARE’s website.