Latifa

The local hospital called Angel for help with a young woman who had had a baby at the hospital.  She was homeless and had no money to pay her bill for the c-section.  Latifa had been working as a house girl but the family moved away and left the house and left Latifa alone in the house.  She was pregnant and had no one to help her.  She moved onto the streets and soon got pregnant.  After having the baby she developed a severe infection in the incision but the hospital released her anyway.  When she arrived at Neema we could see that she was septic and badly infected with a horrible smell.  We took her to a small clinic down the street and they were shocked that the hospital would release her.  We moved her into the MAP house and began taking her everyday to the clinic to have her wound cleaned and dressed.  She is better now and coming to the women’s classes at Neema Village.  She will begin plans to start a business soon.   You can help young mothers like Latifa by donating to the MAP program at Neema Village.


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