Laundry day is quite the day long project here at Saint Barnabas Orphanage. Using only small buckets, a week’s worth of clothing is washed and wrung out by hand then hung to dry. With 175 orphans of a variety of ages, it is a long and drawn out process. You know what would make it much easier? A washing machine!
The children would still be responsible for gathering their clothing on laundry day, ensuring all pockets were empty of the debris of the week, starting the laundry cycle and then hanging them out to dry at the end. Of course, their job would not end at that point. Once dry, there is the job of gathering them once again, folding the clothing and putting it away where it belonged.
The responsibility would not end, but the means by which the responsibility would be accomplished would be shortened so the time could be used in a more profitable manner.
If you hate laundry day like we do, please help me by donating towards the purchase of a washing machine.