Amanda Mbombo, 38years old has been with the Sabrina Love Foundation since 2007. Amanda and her team have been instrumental in making sure that our home visits, care drives and super food deliveries run smoothly. She is an organisational whizz and is never one to turn down a challenge.
Amanda manages and works with our fieldworkers and serves as a crucial link between the Sabrina Love Foundation and the parents.
Says Amanda, “Even at my age, you would be amazed that one of my hobbies is watching cartoons – I love them!”
How has working during the Covid19 pandemic affected you – how different is it working with home visits versus working at Die Sterreweg?
At first I was a bit scared going out into the field, but I remembered that this work is not simply a job to me but a calling. Working at our offices is great as I interact with colleagues but doing home visits is different when I’m out there I feel the purpose of my job which is touching lives and making a difference. None of us knew that life will turn out to be this way but I am grateful that I work for an organisation that is determined to make a difference no matter what.
How do you think the children and their parents are benefiting from the home visits?
We see the that the parents have through the messages we receive from them of the beautiful activities that they do together with their children at home.
What does it meant to you to be able to continue to support the children / family / community during this pandemic?Initially I was filled with sadness missing my family during this time, but seeing how merciful God is as we are able to live regardless of the pandemic we are facing. I feel that I have had tremendous personal growth in my life just knowing how important other people are, how to put myself in their shoes to feel what they feel and how to work hard on bringing a smile in their faces.