|Posters found at every border crossing.|
What I don’t understand is why our African brothers/sisters, who work with us day in and day out, knowing what we are doing to help here, would steal day after day and think its okay? Do we just look like suckers? Do they think that we have so much extra money that they are “entitled” to more of it than their pay?
Yesterday I experienced a new type of corruption, committed by an old woman who was using a baby to get food for herself. The child was reported to the Social Welfare department as being in grave danger. The baby is maybe a year old and is severely malnourished. He wears the same shirt day in and day out and it is never changed or washed. He has no pants or socks or shoes. The days are cold here now and the nights colder. A court order was issued to have the child removed from the home of a woman who is not even related to the boy. She and a young man who was living with them refused to allow the child to go and instead asked for bread for themselves. One of our team members have given clothes for the child, but the child is never seen in them. We think she sells them. This is corruption too. A child is suffering terribly and my Swazi friends say the woman is using the child to beg from neighbors. The police will go on Monday to see if something else can be done.
|Who does stealing hurt? Everyone.|