by Pearl Kennedy

Street Children

sleeping rough
sleeping rough
A nameless boy left on the streets
To fend for himself no food to eat
A helpless child no roof overhead
Huddled in a doorway used as a bed.

Street children in this far away land
Until Kate offered them her hand
To live in a house with a bed at night
To give them a chance to read and write.

These street children are fortunate to have found
A place to live warm and sound
To help these children was a must
They were Kate’s inspiration for The Kindu Trust.

A poem by Pearl Kennedy, a supporter of The Kindu Trust. Her poem was published in the Trust's newsletter (Issue 3, March 2000). The Kindu Trust was founded by Kate in 1998 to help needy children in Ethiopia.