Habiba is a widow with 4 children, the youngest are twin girls almost a year old. Habiba was left with nothing after her husband died. She was begging neighbors to let her hoe in their fields to have money to buy food. With the twin baby girls it was hard for her to have two babies on her back while she worked in the fields. Neema Village has set her up in a small vegetable stand that she can work from her home and be able to take care of the babies. She is on the right in the picture and a neighbor is helping her hold the twins.
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.