Mama Ivy has been talking about her 50th birthday for at least 5 years so the excitement as her special day approached was contagious. To celebrate, all the staff went out for brunch at Oude Molen Eco Village, which has a rustic farm feel that reminds Ivy of her home in the rural Eastern Cape. But the real gift was being able to bless her with her first airplane trip!! This had been her dream and so, thanks to everyone who contributed, we were able to make this dream come true! Fly-ing to rural Eastern Cape isn’t so easy but this just meant that Mama Ivy had extra legs in different kinds of planes—including the small kind. We were even able to book Mama Ivy into a B&B in Port Elizabeth for the night, which meant that she arrived home rested and ready for another 50 years—maybe not all with Linawo children under her wing! Mama, we love you and look forward to celebrating your beautiful life many, many more times!