The 2018 30-Hour Famine will focus on two global issues. All Famine participants will be given the chance to choose the focus area they want to fundraise and advocate for.
Meet Puleng, the 11-year-old student who lives alone with her 13-year-old brother
Siblings Puleng and Hape were orphaned when their single mother passed away five years ago. They now live alone in a house on a cliff. Like every other school-going children, they wake up early in the morning to go to school and return home in the afternoon. After school, Puleng and Hape enjoy playing with their friends.
However, due to the absence of an adult guardian, Puleng and Hape are left to fend for themselves. They often go out into the fields in search for wild vegetables for food. Wild vegetable hunting is a half day affair and due to the drought, they now have to walk further before they find any.
If they could, Hape wants to eat rice with meat topped with tomato sauce while Puleng wants to eat pap (maize porridge), vegetable and meat.
Meet Moseme, the five-year-old boy with a very contagious laugh
Five-year-old Moseme lives with his grandmother, siblings and cousins in a home overlooking the grasslands. His father passed away in 2015 and his mother works in town.
The youngest of three siblings, Moseme has a larger-than-life personality. Those in his presence will be infected with his contagious laughter. Moseme is also the apple of his grandmother's eye, and often helps her around the house.
Due to the lack of nutritious food, Moseme is underweight and lives with epilepsy. Seizure attacks happen when he gets really hungry. His grandmother will then carry him on her back and walk a distance to the health centre.
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