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Moot children’s home struggling to make ends meet | Rekord Moot

Phoenix Durban

Children at the Jakaranda Kinderhuis in Derdepoort are still being taken care of despite its current financial woes.
“We have always ensured our children are well taken care of, no matter what,” the children’s home’s Karin Berriman said.
Berriman said that they were also able to provide their houseparents with the May food allowance.
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“It has to stretch far this month.”
Although the home has been able to meet its commitments, Berriman admitted they were under financial strain.
“The bottom line is, even if we receive our subsidy, it will not cover all our expenses.”
She said some of the financial challenges included electricity, water and fuel costs for the month.
“We have been putting measures in place to reduce these expenses but still need a substantial amount to cover them,” she said.
Berriman was hopeful the remainder of the home’s prepaid electricity units would see them through the month.
“With our demand increasing as winter is approaching, we are hopeful that our remaining units will last until the end of this month.”
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Berriman said they were grateful that all the home’s new and old donors would continue to support them.
“We have enormous gratitude to you for the incredible support you have shown us.
“Please continue to make a difference in our children’s lives,” she said.
In February, Rekord reported the home was one of two beneficiaries of donations from The Rotary Club in Dawson’s Creek, Canada and the Rotary Club of Pretoria East.
The Jakaranda Kinderhuis received R33 582,37 and Louis Botha Kinderhuis R16 791,18.
Events organiser Ancha Smuts said Jakaranda received more because if housed 200 children as opposed to 100 at Louis Botha.

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“These funds will go towards our early childhood development occupational therapy programme to prepare children with developmental delays for school, and the rest will go towards our vision independent programme.
“We are extremely grateful for all outside help,” Smuts told Rekord.
“This generous donation will go a long way to improve the lives of the children here.
“We would like to express our sincerest gratitude towards The Rotary Club Pretoria East and The Rotary Club in Dawson’s Creek.”
Rotary Club Pretoria president Jan Visagie said their aim was to serve.
“We contribute to humanitarian projects, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and work toward world understanding and peace.”
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