First posted 8 January 2007

Sister Florella holds one of the new babes that are cared for at the Crèche. Their future is uncertain because it is difficult to break the poverty cycle into which the children are born. They are lovingly cared for by the staff at the Crèche until their mothers’ return to collect them after a hard days labour.

The staff at the Crèche are from poor homes too and come to work there as it’s a “safe place”. Some are orphans, and for this reason, they too receive a gift at Christmas. Most often the children come to the Crèche not having had any breakfast, their only meal being lunch at the Crèche the previous day.