Good Shepherd's Church, Sipete, eSwatini
DOB: May 13, 2002
High School Student
Nondumiso’s parents both died in 2006, and she lived with her grandmother and 8 other relatives. When we first met her, she was incredibly withdrawn and didn’t do well in school.
Culturally, women shoulder the greatest workload on a homestead. But she was basically made a slave, often late to school because of her chores. When she was allowed to make school a priority, she was #12 in her class. But she was the last in her class in 2019, causing her to repeat 5th grade—at 18 years old.
In 2021 Nondumiso moved into Shepherd’s Care Home. She hardly knew how to act in a home where she had free time and only a normal amount of chores.
The love she experiences from our house parents and the other children have gone a long way toward healing her heart. We've never seen a child more transformed than this one! It’s a joy to see how she’s drawn closer to Jesus. She sings in the youth choir and loves cooking.
Although she's studying hard, school is quite challenging for her. Since she's of age and has a great love for cooking, we'll send her to catering school in January so she can learn skills to help her take steps toward independence.
Total annual need: $4000
Needs $1,000/yr or $88.33/mo
Copyright Becky Spencer Ministries 2012