Footprints Orphanage

  • Mary joined us on 11th June 2010

  • From where Mary started life......

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    Mary is the sister of  Jane, Eliza and George.


    Mary and her sisters were looking after their 4 month old brother  when their  parents died within 2 days of each other. Thier mother had been in hospital since George’s birth, so he hadn’t been fed properly and weighed only 4kg. The girls were doing their best to feed him but had no milk so were feeding him a type of porridge - which of course he was too young to digest- what do you do when you are desperate and have no-one to help!

    Two days after their mothers death, their father also died when he fell down a mine shaft walking home from work in the dark.

    Footprints became involved and very quickly the whole family was living in a safe and secure home.

    Mary has flourished as you can see below.

  • This is what living at Footprints achieves!

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    Mary has now finished her first year at secondary school, everyone is very proud of her.