At-Risk Triplets

Neema was called in the summer of 2013 to help a Muslim Family in Arusha town who had just had triplets. The girls are identical and were very tiny. The mother did not have enough milk to feed the babies so Neema agreed to supply milk and later porridge and other items for the family. That commitment ends November 2014. The triplets have done well and the family is very grateful for help from Neema House. We also bought a bicycle for the father. Formula is around 12 to 15 dollars a can depending on which store has it in stock. The family lives in a one room house with two other children and did not have enough funds to buy formula. Neema was glad to step in and be able to keep these babies in their home. We realize institutionalizing the babies is not the best or most economical solution to the “at risk” babies but sometimes in the absence of a mother and the availability of clean water and electricity coming to Neema is the only viable option.

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