Antonio is a widow, 61 years old. After the death of both parents she is raising her six grandchildren and one great grandchild. They are all living in one small room in bad conditions. During the rainy season the rain comes into the house. They can’t all sleep on the one bed so some of the children put their clothes on the floor to sleep. After hearing about this widow, Anna visited the family to see how Neema could help.

First, we will move the family to a larger home. They will need another bed, sheets and blankets. Then we will see how we can help her business. The grandmother is frying and selling small fish in the street so that she can provide for the family. Neema will see how we can enlarge her business.

Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They are easier to ignore before you see their faces. It is easier to pretend they’re not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes.
David Platt