Do you remember Marta, the woman who wanted to be Naomi? If you don’t, you need to look here. She lives in the slums of white South Africa. She is one of the displaced, nameless, unaccounted-for casualties of racial apartheid still present (in reverse) in South Africa. There was no one to help her.
Martin lives in Johannesburg. He runs The Potato Foundation. This oddly-named organization helps people like Marta. And I am going back to help him help her. In October I will go to Johannesburg, the murder capital of the entire world, to help Martin with a fund-raiser for these people. I expect to visit Marta – and to bring her encouragement.
You can help too. If you want to provide support for this trip or assistance for this work, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call me (407 405 3174) or do something that will make a difference.
Marta should not have to become Naomi.