The King’s Children’s Home was set up by Tracy King and her husband 5 and a half years ago when an 8 week old baby was found abandoned outside their house. Having been already involved in the community, the Police asked them to look after the child while they search for the mother. After accepting the responsibility, they began researching abandoned and abused children and 5 and a half years later, 58 abandoned and abused children have found new families to love and care for them without any government funding.
Tracy informed us of the plight of children in South Africa, but in the Eastern Cape in particular which has the highest rate of child abandonment in the country with over 38 000 children being abandoned annually. She shared the children’s stories of abandonment and abuse which touched each and every one of us.