From time to time Green Elephant appeals to our wider Green Elephant family from all over the world made up of our guests, many of whom have become friends, when special support for one of our own is needed. In the past we have helped raise funds for staff housing and medical needs.
A House for Lucy
LUCY MUCHAIRI came to South Africa in 2007 to work to support her family in Zimbabwe where conditions are very harsh. She has been working at the Green Elephant since 2009.
She is a single mother of two children, whom she has had to leave behind living with her mother in Harare, Zimbabwe – while she works in South Africa. Her father passed away a while ago. She sees her children as often as she can, but has had to sacrifice living with them as they grow up in order to support them and assure their education and future.
According to her culture, she must have her own place to stay with her children and it is her wish to build a home where she can finally live with them. She feels that she is getting old, misses her home, and wishes to “retire” to Zimbabwe, in her own home, where she plans to create income by growing vegetables to sell and taking in student lodgers and even hosting visitors from abroad!
The great news is that she has purchased a plot of land in Harare – now she needs to raise the funds to finally build her own home!
PLEASE SUPPORT LUCY BY DONATING TO HER BUILD. HER TARGET IS R100 000.