Monday, August 27, 2007

Ezzy will be 10

My sponsored daughter in Tanzania, Ezeleda, will be 10 in a few months' time.

I have just been sent a birthday card to sign from World Vision, to be redirected to Ezzy. Boy has she grown. It gives me such satisfaction to know that I am able to help someone lead a better life.

I found her on the web when she was just three years old. She barely knew anything then. Today she can write simple notes to me. I wish I am not so lazy and could do more, like sending her more things, perhaps just stickers or books. But I have been lazy. Darn, I think I should start digging out that lazy bone in me.

So lazy I just want to sit on my sorry a** all day here and do nothing except surf and blog.

Although it is not the same as having my own child, but sponsoring Ezzy has been one of the best things I have done. To know that she can grow up healthily, without any worries about going hungry and no education, unlike so many other children who continue to live in poverty and be disease-strickened, I am happy to know that there is one child less to suffer.

If you think you can spare a little cash every month, consider sponsoring a child. I can't urge enough, it will be well-worth every cents you spent helping someone out.

Not sponsored post leh!

10 comments:

shooi said...

I was just discussing with my husb yesterday abt sponsoring a child. Will go check out World Vision now.

IMMomsDaughter said...

It's for a good cause and I'm proud of you for doing it :)

Sweetpea said...

shooi - good on you. but check with tax dept. if it is tax deductible. coz in australia it is.

immoms - thanks. if we can afford it, why not? :)

J@n!ce said...

I'm so proud of you. I din know there is such a sponsering program gg on. Thanks for sharing :)

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The New Parent said...

Hi Sweepea--that's such a wonderfully generous expression! It helps make our world so much better.

Sweetpea said...

janice - world vision is a well known organisation, as with a lot of others helping the poverty stricken countries. if u are interested, try googling 'sponsor a child' and there may be many popping up :)

TNP - can't say for the world, but at least one and her family is living a little better :)

Simple American said...

Wow. I find so many Malaysians that are genorous like this for children. :)

Sweetpea said...

SA - donno leh. maybe we were brought up to appreciate little things in life more, and so if with a minimal amount of money that we can afford can make someone's life better, we won't hesitate.

KeV's wAlKAbOuT said...

heya.. it's very good that ur sponsoring a child! 2 thumbs up for u!

I had always wanted to sponsor one as well, esp for their education as I see it as a means to get outta povety cycle. But, being a poor student, I need others to sponsor me too! LOL...

btw, does the org sent u receipts or reports on how they use the fundings etc?

Sweetpea said...

kev - haha, it's okay. do it when u graduate :)

i get yearly receipts to get offset from tax. and yes, they are quite thorough with their reports. i get ezzy's report at least once a year and a pic of her. tim costello has done a good job.