S'fundo - Christmas 2005

On 3 September 2005, an eight-month-old baby was found near the public water tap in the local slum. Young girls from the community who had come to fetch water find him. They picked him up and comforted him. One of them recognised the baby and fortunately knew who the father was. They walked the four kilometres to the father's house, but he was not at home. No one knew where he or the baby's mother was.

S'fundo was lucky. The young girls took him to the local police station and they took him to Blessed Gérard's Children's Home.

He lived with us for two months and developed splendidly. Two days ago, a social worker called to ask if we had a child named S'fundo. After confirming all the information we knew about the baby, the social worker confirmed that she had the mother of S'fundo's father sitting in front of her.

On 16 November 2005, the police came with S'fundo's grandmother to pick him up.

We were more than deeply moved by the tears of gratitude when the grandmother was reunited with the baby. This is truly a happy beginning of a new life for S'fundo.