3 babies are abandoned every 48 hours in Kwa
Zulu Natal, South Africa.
In 2001, 874 babies were abandonedthat
figure trebled in 2002 when 2186 babies were abandoned in
2003 had 200 abandoned babies per month go through the welfare society of Durban.
Most babies are abandoned in municipal toilets,
latrines and refuse bags.
This is mainly due to AIDS, poverty, unemployment.
34% of the KZN population is infected with
AIDS. KZN have the most welfare agencies in the country and
yet cannot cope. Most of these babies die, as a place of safety
cannot be found in time to save them.
The situation is so critical that the newspapers
have likened the dustbins in Durban to the GRAVEYARDS OF NEWBORN
BABIES AND FOETUSES
The only folk willing to help are too poor
to look after any added family and the government grants of
R140-00 per month can be applied for, but take many many months
Blanche 6th July 2003
WHAT SHEPHERD'S KEEP HAS DONE and HOW YOU CAN HELP
A home for 60 babies has been built.
Ongoing funds are needed to run Shepherd's Keep and to provide for all the babies accessories. More...