Dear Editor – Last Friday the Island Sun newspaper featured two articles, complete with illustrations, of the inspirational work being done in Malaita by the charity Hearts of Hope HOH) in caring for well over a thousand young orphans and elderly widows.
It was reported that the charity is already supporting 42 programmes across the province donating clothing to the most vulnerable.
I was pleased to read that already one organization in New Zealand has helped HOH with items of ladies and children’s clothing and I also acknowledge the gift of a truck donated by the SFA and Mr. J Sy in the recent past.
A 20 ft container is on its way from Auckland with many hundred boxes of donated clothing and footwear which the NZ based Charity Trust, ‘Take My Hands’ (TMH) collected at my request on behalf of HOH.
That container and the sea freight was also paid for by the SFA and Mr. J Sy has also committed to covering the landing and wharf clearance fees when the container is off-loaded in Honiara on 11 March.
Working together with TMH and its Director, Janette Searle, we are both pleased to be able to offer help to HOH and contribute in a small way to the tremendous humanitarian and welfare work coordinated by Mrs Janet Justice Aihari and her fellow volunteers.
In order for HOH to expand activities and to reach out to more vulnerable people in Malaita the organization appeals for extra support with donated clothing, blankets, bedding, towels, soap and school items such as writing books, pencils, pens and such things as bags and satchels.
Please help if you can.
Mrs Aihari can be contacted by writing to her at:
Hearts of Hope Widows and Orphans
PO Box 25
Or by phone (+677) 7481 827