I asked Ali to write a little something about the boys. Since he lives with them, he knows more about them then I do. Keep in mind that English is not his first language, nor his second one. Gender has little to no meaning when it comes to pronouns. Johnny
He is nine years old now, and has been with us for a period of one year now. He is from a small village called Kasuku in Nyahururu, that is in Rift Valley Province, Kenya. He was orphaned at the age of 7 years old.
Her mother died of opportunistic infection caused by H.I.V/A.I.D.S and left Maina and three other under the care of their grandmother who also happens to take care of other six orphan that were also left behind by her other daughter who also died of H.I.V./A.I.D.S related illness.
I believe we as a ministry cannot solve all the problems around us, but we can assist where we can. So after realizing the burden the grandmother has I decided to help her take care of Maina while she find a way to help the rest of the orphans (because most of them did not fit in our home setup.)
Maina is a very active boy when it comes to manual activities, academically he has improved alot, though he does not eat meat.
We thank God for giving us this opportunity to be a part of this family and to help this boys have a better future.
Abdi Ali Abdi