Tumaini is the second wife of a Maasai man named Jacobo. His first wife died in childbirth and the baby, Joshua, was brought to Neema Village until he was old enough to return home. Neema Village set Tumaini up in a chicken business so she could have a better life for her children. She also has been coming into town and attending the sewing classes at Neema Village. She is helping her village women with a sewing coop. She is doing very well with her sewing and her chicken 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.