Rabecca joined us 17th August 2015.
From where Rabecca started her life ...............
Rabecca and her sister Levena were living only a stones throw away from Footprints.
They were living with their grandparents, their grandfather is in his eighties and they were really struggling to feed and look after the girls. He had heard of Footprints and paid the social worker at Footprints a visit explaining his desire for the two sister to have a brighter and safer future.
Rabecca was 5 and Levena was around 4 years old, however like many children in Kenya an exact date of birth is often never recorded and no medical information can be provided.
When the girls were visited at their home the conditions they were living in were shocking. Their bedroom was pitch black with no windows or electricity, they were sharing a bed with filthy sheets and a mosquito net full of holes!
The girls mother is suffering from mental illness and was attacked on two occasions resulting in both Rabecca and Levena. The mental illness meant the girls mother would disappear for weeks at a time leaving her daughters very vulnerable.
This is what living at Footprints achieves!
Rabecca is now a fun loving little girl. She loves playing with the dolls and looking at her self in a mirror. She is fascinated to know what she looks like.
Rabecca is now attending school, learning to speak English and desperate to be able to read.With her determination she will be reading very soon.