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Letter: Need help! Sponsor a child from Swaziland this Christmas

Hello lovely people from Salisbury.

My name is Emily Visser, formerly Dinsdale, originally from Salisbury and graduated from St Edmunds Girls School in 2007.

For 11 years I have lived in Africa and now I am part of a non-profit organization called Kairos Missions International.

We are based in the impoverished country of Eswatini (Swaziland), a small landlocked country bordering South Africa and Mozambique with a population of around 1.2 million.

It has the highest prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the world at 27.2%, which contributes to a very low average life expectancy of 56.5 years for men and 65.4 years for women.

With 36% of the population living below the international poverty line ($2.15/day) and an unemployment rate of 41%.

Kairos needs your help! Every December we have Christmas parties for all the children in our care, which always turns out to be the highlight of the year for each child. For this to be possible, we need to find godparents for just over 700 children.

So Christmas is coming! What better way to celebrate than by giving to children in need? Maybe just one less bottle of champagne this year, one less “evening”, one less gift to give yourself… That will mean one more smile on a little face.

Would you like to become a sponsor?

With a one-time donation of £20 you can give a precious child the following; a backpack with stationery, hygiene products, a bag of treats and a day full of fun, food and laughter! In addition to covering their transportation costs to and from the event.

To sponsor, you can go to our Facebook page (Mission Kairos) to choose a particular child or you can simply make a donation via the website, kairosmission.com

As a ‘thank you’ to all of our sponsors, we take individual photos of each child with their gifts with the name of their sponsor, unless the sponsor has requested to remain anonymous.

Best regards,

Emilie Visser,

Saxon Leas, Winterslow

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