Today I met a Nigerian old man who was working as an account around England for his entire life, now he barely can move but has the most amazing smile in the world at 6:00 am in the morning.. also there was a Portuguese woman who is living in Uk for 15 years and the government took off her twins 6 years old kids one year go when she went to ask for help and some benefits. After that, when se was visiting them she realized one of the kids were sexually assaulted in the foster home by the son of the lady responsible of the kids. So she complains to the police, who moved the kids to another foster home but did nothing else and the woman in that house still receiving more kids with her son at the house.
Se was crying while se was telling me this and I think being able to speak with someone in her own language was giving her some relief.
Another woman asked us to cut her mango with some joy I can not even describe it and when we did it she was insisting in sharing it with me, obviously I couldn’t refuse.
So even when they have nothing, they have the ability to share, smile and open their feelings while people with their life sorted they don’t even think about it.
I truly believe I was receiving, that night, more than I was giving. Next day I was feeling tired because in the overnight shift you cant sleep, I only rest for 2 hours around 4 am but for sure I will do it again.
This is NGO, doesn’t receive government founding or is attached to at organisation http://sfts.org.uk/