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John Mwangi

Continuing our Meet the Family series today with another of the boys. Keep in mind this is written by Ali, for whom English is not his first language, but rather is his 3rd.

He is 7 years old, second born in his family. He is from a place called Kasuku, which is in Rift Valley, by a town called Nyahururu.

John Mwangi When I first heard of Mwangi her mother had just died of H.I.V./A.I.D.s related illness. That was on August 2009, and was left under the care of her auntie who is also H.I.V. positive.

Before her mother died, Mwangi’s family lived in Molo, but they left Molo to live in Nyahururu after the post election violence. His father died and was buried in Molo. Since they had no place to live because of the violence, her mother refused to go and live in the I.D.P. (internally displaced person) camp, but choose to go back to her father (John’s grandfather) farm in Nyahururu.

After assessing Mwangi’s case I decided to take Mwangi. That was on February 2010. Mwangi has been with us since then and we have seen great improvement in his life.

Abdi Ali Abdi

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