SIX-YEAR-OLD JUDI IS SWINGING — JUST LOOK!
For the first time in her life, she is soaring high up into the air. She’s squealing and laughing in delight, and can hardly believe her luck. This little girl is one of 48 orphans and former street children who are now living in a home for girls run by the Lutheran Church on the outskirts of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya.
The girls receive loving care and go to school — but the home, which is financed by donations, cannot afford to buy toys for them, much less build a playground where they can run around outdoors. The fact that Judi can now have so much fun on a swing set is due to the commitment of many Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
employees — those who were directly involved in the playground project and those who supported it with their donations. It’s an example of corporate responsibility from which many people benefit.