Today I went to visit the land with Adams and Elitia. It is two hours away from Kampala. This is definitely not what I wanted for the new home for the children. I wanted to be close to town where the hospitals are good, and the opportunities are better. While I was traipsing through the African bush looking at land I bought that I don’t even want, Phiona was back at the orphanage visiting the schools where the children attend to see how things are going for them.
She found out that most of their fees haven’t been fully paid, and there were so many debts some of the kids were chased home from school. It was also discovered that Adams and Elitia bargained with the schools to get half price tuition, yet they collected full price sponsorship from us. Isn’t that theft?
Most heartbreaking, all the big kids that I sponsor were never even enrolled in school. Liars.
And the food storage room was empty! They had no food to eat but the rice I delivered the other day. I send $1200 a month from our personal bank account to buy food. And all they ever eat is posho and beans, no sugar in the porridge and no lunch at all. Cruel.
An hour after leaving the land Adams called me and said, “why do you want to partner with us if you don’t trust us? I know you sent Phiona to school to check up.” He hung up on me.
Trust by verify. That’s what I live by, and it’s a good thing too, because I found out in more ways than one he can’t be trusted.
I don’t care that Adams and Elitia read my blog, I’m telling the world that they stole food and school fees from orphans! And I visited their house the other day for a meeting, it is a huge mansion with a view of Lake Victoria. They just built this place, saying it was to sell, but now they are living in it. It makes me wonder when they sit there watching their movies and eating mounds of food every night how they can sleep while poor orphans are going to bed hungry.
And he had the nerve to ask me for money today. Maybe he should know what it feels like to be hungry.
This is an outrage.
What do you think about this?