Posts Tagged 'Sisonke'

Sisonke…an update

A couple of weeks ago I shared a story about Christophe who lost his wife in childbirth, left as a single dad to his newborn, Sisonke.  My mum and I were hoping to get a couple of things together for the little one to help her dad out…and I asked the interwebs for help.

The response was nothing short of astounding. 

We received a huge pile of stuff from people, some of it second hand, some of brand new.   Stuff from all over the country – and even on parcel sent all the way from London.  Nappies, bottles, formula, clothes (such cute clothes), shoes, toys, books, blankets, towels.  Everything a small little girl needs. 


just *some* of the stuff

I just want to send a massive heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped so generously.  You know who you are, you awesome humans.

We got this pic of Sisonke and a note from her dad….

Hallow guys, I just want to say thank you for all the things you gave for my daughter.  I’m so lucky to get some people like you guys.  God bless you guys.  THANK YOU.  …Mr Christophe Manyatela.


Beautiful Sisonke

Thank you!


Sisonke means “we stay together”

I’m not normally the type to ask for help, but every now and then, something sneaks in.  And this story just broke my heart.  Read this from my mom:

Darling – Christopher, one of my dustbin men, had a baby girl on 3 August this year and his wife tragically died in child birth.  The baby’s name is Sisonke and means ‘we stay together’!  He has no parents so is bringing up the baby on his own.  I bought a few things but am also trying to collect some old baby clothes, blankets etc to help him – I imagine from 6 months upwards.  Anything would be so welcome – perhaps some of your friends have the odd old baby-grow or whatever.  He is such a nice young man!!

If you have ANY old baby stuff to share, or have any friends who might be willing to part with old blankets or gear, or better yet, know any brands who might be willing to part with some old stock or something, please let me know.

Either email me at katiewolters [at] gmail [dot] com or catch me on twitter via @katewolters.

Sending this out there, with gratitude and hope.  Thank you.

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