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The Cruel Grandmother

After her parents abandoned Thuli, the little girl’s grandmother took her in. Instead of caring for Thuli, though, the grandmother did something else. Find out who came to young Thuli’s rescue. Read Transcript


Reporter: WHEN SULI'S

PARENTS ABANDONED HER, HER

GRANDMOTHER TOOK HER IN.

BUT SHE BECAME HER

GRANDMOTHER'S SLAVE.

MY GRANDMOTHER DEMANDED

THAT I SIT THERE, AND WASH

DISHES AND CLEAN THE FLOOR.

I DIDN'T KNOW ANY OTHER

LIFE.

SHE BEAT ME WITH HER CANE

NEARLY EVERY DAY.

Reporter: ONE DAY SULI

COULDN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE.

SHE BEAT ME LIKE SHE

ALWAYS DID, BUT THIS TIME

WHEN SHE WAS FINISHED, I RAN

AWAY WHEN I GOT SOMETIMES.

Reporter: ANNA TAMBER

RUNS A CHILDREN'S HOME AND

FEEDING CENTRE, SUPPORTED BY

"ORPHANS' PROMISE."

I ASKED HER WHAT'S GOING

ON.

AND SHE SAID TO ME, MY

GRANDMOTHER SAID SHE WANTS

TO KILL ME.

Reporter: ANNA TALKED

TO THE POLICE AND GOT

CUSTODY OF SULI.

SINCE THEN, THE YOUNG GIRL'S

LIFE HAS CHANGED

DRAMATICALLY.

I'M HAPPY HERE BECAUSE I

PLAY WITH OTHER CHILDREN.

NOBODY HURTS ME, AND I'M

FREE TO STUDY.

THIS IS MY FAMILY.

AND I KNOW THAT I AM LOVED.

Reporter: PEOPLE

THROUGHOUT THIS COMMUNITY

RECOGNIZE THIS CENTER AS A

SAFE HAVEN FOR CHILDREN LIKE

SULI, AND THROUGH YOUR

SUPPORT, WE'RE ABLE TO HELP

MERMORE AND MORE CHILDREN

EVERY DAY.

THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING

YOU HAVE DONE FOR US.

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