Pitso was 11 years old in 2009 when I first met him. He has grown up facing the challenges that accompany AIDS and poverty in Lesotho. One in three of his friends are orphans. The opportunity to break the cycle of poverty is daunting.
Pitso is being given a chance for a brighter future! For the past four years friends of Anchor Your Life have sponsored Pitso’s high school tuition giving him a once in a lifetime chance to pursue his dream of finishing his education. He has one more year of school before facing the highly competitive job market in a country where half of the people live below the poverty line.
Anchor Your Life is developing a Training Center to equip Pitso and other students in Lesotho and South Africa for employment and provide them with a brighter hope for their futures. Together we can change Pitso’s future and give 100’s of others a chance to fulfill their dreams!!!
Will you join me on this journey?
The Urgency: We currently have 34 students enrolled in high school in Lesotho who will graduate within the next few years and face a very tough job market. Our South African students are younger, but we will face similar needs with them in a few short years.
The Plan: Purchase property in George, South Africa to house the Training Center.
The Cost: To purchase and furnish the property is $255,000. Friends of Anchor Your Life generously provided the funds in just 4 months. We have purchased the property and are now expanding our program at the Training Center. Together we are changing 100’s of lives!
Our Background: Anchor Your Life was founded in 1995 by Marji “Mike” Kruger and has been working in Lesotho since February 2007 and in George, South Africa since 2011. Our purpose is to meet physical, educational, and spiritual needs of targeted groups of children.
Your donation to Anchor Your Life is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Anchor Your Life has complete control over the use of all donated funds. Occasionally we receive more contributions for a specific project than are budgeted. When that happens, we use these funds to meet similar needs.
Checks are made payable and mailed to: Anchor Your Life, PO Box 19291, Sarasota, FL 34276