Wow, let me first start off by saying that this year has been a banner year in the life and times of One Heart Africa! We are continually blown away by the things that have happened and wanted to do a quick recap so that we can celebrate 2013’s accomplishments and start dreaming about the upcoming year. Here we gooooo!!
I’m going to call this section: Sweet Stuff that Happened Last Year
January 15 – One Heart Africa (OHA) hired two local mothers as teachers and one young adult to cook lunch for the students at Sharing Hope Preschool. These ladies previously had no opportunity for employment prior to Sharing Hope. Now, they are able to provide for their families in a way that betters themselves and others!
January 28 – Sharing Hope Preschool opened its doors to 18 students to provide free, quality education for children ages 4-6(ish).
Sometime in March – OHA purchased a 22-acre piece of land (which we call “the farm”) in Siteki, Swaziland. As of now, the land has been cleared, water lines have been run, and five acres of potatoes are growing! Yeee-haw!
April 1 – You guys helped us raise $1,800 to bring the story of Licilo and One Heart Africa to life – documentary style. Thank you thank you thank you!
Side note: I may or may not have cried a little when I saw these. Again, amazing. Alice, you are such a blessing!
|Accepting the farm land in Licilo|
November 9 – The One Heart Africa Film debuted along with our shiny new website! (You can click on the underlined stuff to check them both out.) Special thanks to Max Mospanyuk of Nine Line Productions for the documentary, Rusty Clanton for the film’s music, and Jesse Poteet for the website design! You all are so talented!
Yeah, I think it is safe to say that 2013 was good to us. Holy smokes. Ryan and I (Anna) can’t believe how fast things are growing and how blessed we are to be a part of this journey. Thank you all for joining us!!! We love you!!! And you should know we don’t use that “l” word lightly, either. 🙂
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