‘It’s chal­leng­ing op­er­at­ing

Daily Trust - - DIGEST - By Nana Ya­haya

Cather­ine Emeag­wali is the el­dest daugh­ter of the founder of Mother Theresa Or­phan­age, Gwar­inpa, the late Yeye Bolanle Dare. In this in­ter­view with Aso Chron­i­cle, she said fill­ing her late mother’s shoes has been chal­leng­ing. She how­ever said the home is keep­ing its head above wa­ters and there are plans to move to a per­ma­nent site in Kubwa.

I have run this or­phan­age for two years since mum’s death

The chal­lenge we face is mainly the fi­nan­cial as­pect be­cause we have chil­dren who go to school. Ev­ery child that talks and walks goes to school and we have to pay school fees and we li­aise with the school to give us dis­count.

We also have to pay the staff be­cause they are not vol­un­teers and we have to main­tain the home by pro­vid­ing food and other ba­sic needs such as toi­letries etc.

We are a non-gov­ern­men­tal, non­profit or­gan­i­sa­tion. My late mother founded this and she got sup­port from friends, some or­gan­i­sa­tions and some­times, the gov­ern­ment.

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