Who Cares? Phumi does

whocaresFrom: ehospice.com

Author: Denise Mortlock

As we approach World Hospice and Palliative Care Day here is a beautiful tribute to one dedicated caregiver from Hope House Hospice in Swaziland. We salute all those who care so lovingly for children with palliative care needs worldwide.

As director of The Rocking Horse Project, I am incredibly privileged to witness amazing acts of care and kindness on a daily basis.

For instance, while watching Phumi, one of the minders we employ, taking care of a very sick child whose parents have died and whose grandmother is overwhelmed with looking after another five grandchildren, I asked this lady what motivated her. This was her response:

In 2007, I observed a discharge from my breast. I immediately rushed to Mbabane Government Hospital where they did thorough tests. They gave me medication and told me to come for review after two months.

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“More strength to Hope” (Hope House)

HH02“More strength to Hope” is the name of a project that has started at “Hope House”, the hospice of the Diocese of Manzini. The details of the project were prepared by Sr Elsa Joseph MSMHC but the name was chosen by Chiara Giovetti, a lay woman working in Rome at the project office of the Consolata Missionaries. It immediately clicked.

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