When Bridgewater Candle Company launched our Light a Candle • Feed a Child™ program in June 2010, six orphaned children from across the globe were featured on a keepsake bookmark included with our Special Edition Candle. For every Special Edition Candle purchase, Bridgewater makes a donation to feed an orphaned child for one week. Peaceful was one of the first six children whose story was highlighted in 2010. Below is her story as printed on the bookmark.
Courageous. Strong. Positive.
That is a snapshot of Peaceful’s life today. Five years ago, her life was very different. She and her siblings, Promise and Christopher, found themselves in a desperate situation. After losing their parents to HIV/AIDS, Peaceful as the eldest had to take responsibility for her family. They felt “unloved”. Meeting basic needs, including buying food, was a daily struggle. The three children were fortunate to be embraced into a loving orphanage in South Africa.
Today, all three are hope personified as they have succeeded against the odds. Peaceful is in her final year of tertiary study towards an Honors degree in Social Work. Promise is blossoming in the Tourism industry and Christopher attends a prestigious private High School.
The siblings are courageous, strong and positive – fueled by the love of their new family.
Now Peaceful is all grown up. Having received a degree in social work, she is working with orphaned children in South Africa, many of whom lost their parents to Aids. In this video, Peaceful gives a tour of the children’s home in that made such a difference in her life.
You can help change the lives of orphaned children like Peaceful.
A donation is made to feed orphaned children when you Purchase Jar Candles.
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