Adam joins Footprints on Saturday 22nd July 2017
Look just how malnoursihed Adam is.
After a few unbelievable days Footprints welcomed its first new children for 2017 .
Adam and his older brother Gift came together.
Their other name is unknown, as their mother died four weeks ago. She was still unburied and the children had no identity when I met them for the first time. She had been drinking elicit brew and made a living however she could - life was desperate!
Both boys were taken in by an elderly, kind neighbour in Ukunda. Her room was no bigger than 12x12 - she tried her best but Adam is so underweight he was becoming more and more malnourished. No relatives could be found, no father and no details of ages or names.
It never ceases to amaze me that the local people will do their best no matter how little they have,with true compassion.
Footprints will work its magic and Adam will begin to thrive, with good food and plenty of love.
A few days at Footprints makes all the difference in the world.
What a difference a few days make.
Adam is settleing in well.
He is safe, clean, comfortably tucked up in bed for the first time at night - eating as if there is no tomorrow.
Aunty Mary, along with the rest of the staff are on hand to make him feel secure and loved.
What an unbelievable change.
Watch this space over the next few months - we will keep you updated.
Getting Checked at at the Clinic.
All children have a full check up and blood tests, which are crucial when the children arrive at Footprints.
They are screened for HIV, so that appropriate medication and care can be given if required.
Here Adam gets a reassuring hug from Kerry.