Wednesday, February 3, 2010

This deserves some attention...

"There is a tribe in a Africa that has a culture rich in tradition. However, this tribe lives in fear of evil spirits who they believe bring ill fortune to their villages. They use the word “Mingi” to describe persons they consider cursed or otherwise imperfect. Those deemed Mingi face severe consequences, as they believe the presence of these children on their land curses the tribe. Their solution to this perceived threat is to drown Mingi children in the river. Last year, 7 percent of the children in this tribe were associated with Mingi, resulting in the deaths of at least 77 children. If the two other nearby tribes practice the Mingi tradition at the same rate, then combined 3,000 children would have their lives at risk."
Please visit this website:
They are a small organization that rescues these children. Please read some of the accounts... it is truly heartbreaking. They rely on funding and donations to be able to save, feed and house these children. We sponsor 2 children with world vision, and quite honestly... I would've sponsored here first if I had known about it at the time.

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