ELIJAH’S BARREL- is a fund for helping maids (they work
6-7 days a week for as low as US$70-$200 a month) in South Africa. In my
opinion, it is one of the hardest working and lowest paid jobs in South Africa.
This fund helps mothers who have small children with milk & food for their
children. This also provides a breath of relief for women whose husbands are wayward
bound, alcoholic or jobless. Often a township husband will come home drunk, beat
his wife, take her wages from her after she has worked very hard for 6 - 7 days
to earn that money. Then he will go out and buy more to drink. It leaves the wife
with no money for food for her children. We want to help at those times. There
are no "safe" houses within the townships for mothers who are abused to go for
help as in the USA. Are you a mother? Does your heart ache to help hurting
moms who are helpless? You can help by giving to this fund.