Sharing is caring (day 10- care)

Everyday I see proof that tHe poverty levels In this country are staggering. just as much as many people have become economically more stable even more have lost jobs as industries close and businesses collapse.

This has resulted in even more people that need help whether it’s needing a job, needing food and/or shelter.

It is seen everywhere: mothers begging at the robots with their babies, people standing at the side of the street looking for casual work, walking from house to house asking for a few hours of work, people living in squalid conditions in squatter camps.

I don’t know why but I’ve noticed that this divide seems even more glaring in the western cape- it’s as if the natural beauty of its landscape makes the poverty of its people even more tragic.

Many continuously look to government to do something about these problems, but we as citizens have a part to play. We teach our children that Sharing is Caring, maybe it’s time we applied our own council.

All this has led me to think, what can I do about my caring in a tangible way. So I have given myself these goals :
– Paying for a child to go to school- a good education will give a child more options
– Support a soup kitchen
– Volunteer at an orphanage- all kids need to be held and loved
– Support organizations that create opportunities for rural woman.

Can you think of more things that you perhaps can do
Because really caring should coupled with an action to ensure that the caring is experienced and not just heard.

This post is part of the 31 days of writing challenge, hope you enjoyed it

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  • Reply Heather

    These are such practical suggestions.

    October 11, 2014 at 6:16 pm
  • Reply Cherise

    You must be writing from the UK–no one here in Texas calls the stoplights “robots”! 🙂 I love your practicality and the heart behind your words. Thanks for writing and being someone who not only sees the needs but moves to meet them.

    October 12, 2014 at 7:14 am
    • Reply lindiwem

      Hahahaha you made me laugh. Thanks for stopping by I’m actually from the most beautiful place on earth Cape Town, South Africa

      October 12, 2014 at 4:47 pm
  • Reply Patty

    I have learned that I can do so much more than I ever thought I could. I donate, I volunteer at the local fire department, I teach at church, I help at school. There are so many places that need and want volunteers. Just check it out in your community. I think that you will find amazing opportunities.

    October 13, 2014 at 4:44 am
    • Reply lindiwem

      thank you for your comment and example Patty

      October 13, 2014 at 10:20 am
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