April 2013 Newsletter

Dear Friends of Siphila Sonke,

A belated Happy Easter to you all!

We hope that it was a blessed and happy time spent with family and friends.

bIt’s been a while since our last update with many blessings, and a number of sadnesses in between. February in particular was a very distressing month for us – 3 of our current food parcel beneficiaries passed away as well as Jack Simons, one of our longer term beneficiaries. Jack worked in our vegetable garden for a number of years and you may recall the story and photo that we published in one of our previous newsletters of him and his wife Sabina getting married in Bev’s garden.

We were also devastated by the passing of one of our previous extremely committed fieldworkers, Jennifer Nkoli, as well as the terrible rape and murder of one of our Support Group women in March. Our thoughts and deepest sympathy go to all their families and loved ones.