Sunday, October 2, 2011
An Update From Recent Home Visits!
Josephine- Susan said that she wasn't as shy this time, and even sat in her lap for the entire visit! Her cold is gone, which is good news. The triplets are still having health complications, but have gained weight. Obukuumi is now giving Josephine's aunt 30,000 extra shillings per month that will allow her to hire a house girl, to help with the triplets. She is so relieved! Auntie Sarah has pretty much healed from her C-section, and did not seem tired like last visit.
Alice- Alice got so excited when she saw Susan coming that she started dancing! Because the sponsorship money was two weeks late in coming, Alice had had to miss two weeks of school. Both auntie and niece were thrilled that she could go back to school now.
Fazira- Susan reported that she was happy and healthy when she visited. In her words, "Fazira is a jolly, stubborn girl." I have not gotten to meet this sweet girl yet, so I am very much looking forward to next month's visit!
Zahara- When Susan went to go visit her, Zahara was at home alone. Her mother had gone to look for money to pay for her own ARV's. Susan (the mom) came to Amani the following day. Since last visit, the two had moved to the apartment they showed us. She told Susan (our social worker) that a family next door who happen to have a child at Amani had been harassing her. They believe that she has moved next door so that she can report them to the police, and told her if this happened, she would be arrested too. Susan consulted with Mama Agatha (the head social worker at Amani) and both agreed that it was best for Zahara and her mom to move again. Hopefully she will do so as soon as possible. We will check on this at next month's visit.
Posted by Bring Them Home at 8:24 AM