A 93-Year-Old Italian Lady Volunteered at a Kenyan Orphanage and Captured the Hearts of Thousands of People
This charming woman from Noventa Vicentina, Italy is Irma, and she is 93 years old. Despite her age, she’s full of energy and desire to change the world for the better. She decided to fly to Kenya to help children in the orphanage there. Her granddaughter shared her grandma’s photos on her Facebook page, which took over the Internet.
Bright Side has decided to tell you the beautiful story of this wonderful lady.
It doesn’t matter who you are and or what you do — it’s never too late to contribute your time to help make the world a better place. It’s great to see people who set an example by doing genuine good deeds.
Elisa, Irma’s granddaughter, wrote that her untiring grandmother decided to take a long journey. But she was not going for vacation, she wanted to become a volunteer in a Kenyan orphanage.
“Irma has always loved life and was never stopped by life’s obstacles,” her granddaughter wrote. She knows what difficulties are like and has always tried to help others. Irma lost her husband at 26 and later one of her three children. Her life has not been easy, and she has always relied on her own strength to make it through.
Many years ago she met Father Remigio, a Paudan missionary who has spent his life helping the people of Kenya. Irma has supported him for many years. Once she heard that Father Remigio was hospitalized, she made a decision to visit him and all the places he had built during his lifetime such as hospitals, orphanages and kindergartens.
Now being in Kenya, Irma helps children as much as she can. She teaches English and Math in the school of Malindi. She brought needles, threads of different colors, scissors and glue to make postcards and gift boxes like the ones she makes at home in Italy.
Irma’s livelihood and energy are amazing. Her age never stops her from taking motorcycle rides. Despite all the difficulties she’s faced, she continues to enjoy life.
Irma plans to stay in Africa for a few weeks, but there is a possibility that she will want to stay there for good.
She has always taught her children and grandchildren to help others. Her granddaughter Elisa did volunteer work in refugee camps in Greece in 2016 and 2017. Irma’s deeds inspire thousands of people all over the world, and they share their kind and emotional comments in social networks.
Irma’s good deeds are an example to all of us that benevolence, altruism and courage have no borders. It’s never too late to start performing acts of kindness!
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