Athele has recently taken a trip up north to the Bende Mutale area of South Africa. it is a 613 Km/381 mile trek. Along the way she has been distributing KAS warmth to those in need. These photos come from her Facebook page and we hope you enjoy.
All the entries are from Athele personal journaling.
First of a few in a series of pics I plan to post of joy Ayla and I, on the back of the Knit-A-Square SA world-wide community, brought to the impoverished people of the far flung corner of South Africa called Pafuri. These two boys we found herding a drove of donkeys on this stretch of road to the village we were staying at. They were totally shocked and delighted when my little blue bird suddenly stopped beside them and they got to choose from a pack of thirty toys we’d taken up with us. I can pretty much guarantee they were the first toys these boys had ever received, let alone in such a ‘manna from heaven’ fashion!
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Lovely blanket, looks like chenile yarn, which is very soft and cuddly! Good to see the little girl loves the toy too!
A precious moment.
Aww that's so lovely.
Another set of photos from Athele:
Tompo (Respect) was overjoyed to have this gorgeous blanket made of really chunky yarns. He’s such a hardworking, diligent young chap who takes such good care of his little brother and sister (shown earlier in this series of pics of this village distribution) and is endless help to his mother Ida. So I was Especially grateful to the loving hands around the world who made this possible by creating and sending us these squares - they were a joy to sew together. Estelle McLeod do you perhaps still recall who made the fabulous crocheted squares? Of course Tompo was also very chuffed with the beanie we had for him too. Always popular!
An outstanding young man.....beautiful blanket.
Estelle darling, this gorgeous blanket comes from you or one of your team ❣️This chap may not look thrilled, but trust me he was. He’s not had an easy time in his young life so far and I’m sure this blanket constitutes his first real luxury and symbol that people out there in the world do care about his plight. Please tag the kind hands who created the squares for Knit-A-Square SA so they can hear our thanks and bear witness to their kindness warming a vulnerable child this winter.
Bende Mutale village
Thank you so much for sharing, Amy, may he feel the love and caring from the loving crafter/s and sewers who made this blanket possible.
Athelé I did reply on Facebook where there have been quite a few remarks. Roni Rudmad- Owens stitched the blanket together. I’ve been trying to find out who crocheted the seaside square but have had no joy. I think I sent you a pic of the blanket before you started your journey. Someone may recognize the squares when the blanket appears on The Blanket Room.