Empowering HIV/AIDS orphaned children in Africa to a self sustainable future

Catherine Koch

Catherine Koch

Founder and President of Love Is The Answer, a Canadian registered charity serving orphaned children in Africa.

Love Is…


Yesterday I returned to Sironko Orphanage with some supplies for the 14 children I’d met there a couple weeks ago. Since my first visit I had gathered together new blankets, mosquito nets and foamies. I sewed sheets and little bright green bags for each of the children with the help of the women in ‘skills development’ at the center. Each bag held a school book, a pen/pencil, a few candies, some cookies, a toothbrush and toothpaste along with a ‘Peace, Love, Joy’ card ( specifically made for orphan children here ) that my nieces and nephew in Canada created before I left there in September …

(…This woman pictured here with me had just ‘lost’ her sister to HIV/AIDS the day before coming in to help me sew these sheets…Her brother in law passed last year. At this moment she looks to her future to care for the 3 children of the marriage, now orphaned at ages 10, 7 and 3…)

I think the pictures taken yesterday at the orphanage may say more than I ever could …

Because his beautiful song is playing over and over through me today, I include John Lennon’s lyrics for ‘Love’ in case anyone wants to sing along…

Love is Real Real is Love ~ Love is Feeling Feeling Love ~ Love is Wanting To be Loved ~ Love is Touch Touch is Love ~ Love is Reaching Reaching Love ~ Love is Asking To be Loved ~ Love is You Love is Me ~ Love is Knowing We can Be ~ Love is Free Free is Love ~ Love is Living Living Love ~ Love is Needing To be Loved

Many thanks to you All for sending Love to the children…

Thank you to those who shared the expense for the supplies for the children…
(The girls and I will be sending you more info soon…)

Love Love Love, Catherine

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