Who’s Supporting You?

Whether you realize it or not, you have invisible supports that are helping you right now. There are people, institutions, and government bodies that have provided you with services and tools that you might not realize have been supporting you all along.

However, in areas such as Nyamandlovu, Zimbabwe, there are many missing supports. In this drought-prone area, many can’t produce enough food for their families. This lack of safe, plentiful water makes it difficult to meet the needs of the community, not just for food and drink, but also for sanitation and health.

When our father was alive, one of his visions was to refurbish the Igusi Hospital as a way as a way of giving back to the community. He began repairs to the hospital by installing electricity and working on the maternity ward plan, however, he was unable to see his vision completed.

My father’s name was Dondolo – which means “cane” or “support”. When he needed it, my father received assistance from his community. When he was able, he tried to return that kindness. Now that all his children are grown up, we have decided to create a non-profit organization (JB Dondolo) whose mission is to complete the work he started, by continuing to refurbish the Igusi hospital.

Our first challenge is getting safe, plentiful water to the hospital. Without this important resource, it will be difficult for doctors and nurses to create a sanitary environment.

Our next challenge will be replacing the corroded asbestos roof. As you know, asbestos is a toxic substance. We need to remove this roof, dispose of it safely, and put up a new one. We also need to replace the windows and doors, and repaint the facility. Then, we want to ensure that the hospital has adequate medical supplies to care for patients. This includes new bedding for the hospital beds, as well as more hospital beds. But we can’t do this alone. We need your support to complete this work, this legacy of our father’s generosity and kindness.

You have received years and years of blessings from your family, friends and community. Your charitable, tax-deductible donation to JB Dondolo, in memory of someone who has helped you, will help us leave a legacy of care for others. You can also comment here, with us a short story of the person that inspired you to give, and we may feature it in an upcoming blog post.

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17 thoughts on “Who’s Supporting You?”

    1. Thank you Patty for leaving us a comment! I know you’ve done this successfully, so I need to come to you for pointers. It hasn’t been easy but we will keep at it until we accomplish our goal.

  1. So glad you asked again for our financial support. From the moment I started reading your blogs & getting to know you I am so touched by your dedication. Where do I send my donation? In all honesty, Iwas hesitant because when you give t 1 cause you end up on many lists. Its hard to say no.

    1. Hi Roslyn, thank you so much for your lovely comment! Yes, this project touches my heart. I feel like I will rest when I’ve at least done something to help. We greatly appreciate your donation.

      Please mail to:
      JB Dondolo, Inc.
      320 Decker Drive, #100
      Irivng, TX 75062

      Thank you!!!!

  2. What a wonderful tribute to your Father! Whenever we encounter a national disaster, I always try to make a contribution to the Red Cross (or similar) so that I can do my part in helping others. I have been so blessed in my life that I heavily believe in paying it forward.

    I’m so glad that we recently connected as I will be including you in my 2015 donations! God bless!

    1. Thank you Melissa! Speaking on behalf of JB Dondolo, I greatly appreciate you for following this blog, commenting and adding us on your 2015 donations list. It is people like you that move this project forward.

      Thank you for caring about causes, in general, and donating to those causes.

  3. Such a sweet story of your father and to learn the personal side of your mission. I also find it fitting that his name meant “support”. You can tell you are supporting his vision. Bless your work and those whom you are working to support.

    1. Thank you Holly! Yes, this project touches my heart and I’m fully committed to it. Thank you for the blessings! I send you tons of blessings on all your projects!

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