To commemorate Michael's birthday on August 29th, fans from all around the world are making a donation to a charity in honour of Michael. Fans nominate their favourite charities and of these, three finalists will be chosen. Everyone then takes a vote and donate to the charity with the most votes. Click on Previous Posts on the right to see what we have done in past years.

2 September 2012

Here is the student you sponsored

This is Catherine Mueni Musau. She was born on July 23, 1991 in Mbusyani, Kenya. She is the eighth child in a family of nine children. She studies at home by herself because she cannot afford to pay school fees and she has never had a sponsor. She finds occasional jobs in order to pay for the exam fees and she takes care of her old mother. Unfortunately, her brothers and sisters have gone away from home because of the difficult situation they had to face, so Catherine is alone with her old mother and she is her only help and support. Despite all these difficulties, she is one of the best students in her course.

Thanks to Michael Jackson Birthday Charity and all the fans who donated to Cuore d’Africa Onlus [Heart of Africa Charity], Catherine can attend school for this year! She attends the fourth and final year of secondary school, and she has finally realized her dream to complete her education.


P.S.—It is just a coincidence that Cuore d’Africa chose a girl named like Michael’s mother! Pamela, Cuore’s secretary, has chosen the most needy child who had no sponsor and tonight I told her Michael’s mother’s name is also Katherine!! She is very happy about this!!!  ~ Morena/Cuore d’Africa


Addition, Sept 3, 2012:

I copy here the message that Father Charles wrote. He is our contact in Kenya. He founded the Community of Hope, a Kenyan organization, which then turned into Heart of Children Foundation, that works with Cuore to assist their children in Machakos.

Father Charles wrote: “We visited the home of Catherine with Pamela and Fabio during their last visit to Kenya. She didn’t even have a bed to sleep on! We really appreciate the assistance given through Cuore d’Africa from all the fans of Michael Jackson. God bless you all. Many girls in Kenya get married prematurely when the situation is so difficult for them, but we thank God that Catherine has been determined to stay with her old grandmother despite all the challenges.” ~Morena/Cuore d’Africa

1 comment:

Martha said...

This is so wonderful! I'm so glad she now has a sponsor. What an incredible young woman she must be with great strength and courage. Bless her heart! Thank you Morena!

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