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David

September 6, 2019 Children

David’s father died.  He was a trader in Congo. He was working with some other traders when they were attacked and killed by armed robbers. …

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Julia

August 11, 2019 Children

Six-year-old Julia is in first grade. She lives very, very far away from school.  There is no school that is closer.  There is no public…

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Favour

August 11, 2019 Children

This little one is only four years old and in the second year (of 3 years) of nursery school (“Middle”). His mother is alive, but…

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Nelson

August 11, 2019 Children

His mother abandoned him. He lives with his father, who is a goat herder. No one in a village makes less than a goat herder….

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Shifurah

August 11, 2019 Children

Shifurah’s father is dead.  People say it was from AIDS, but before that took him, he had a bad attack of malaria and died quickly….

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Sincere

February 21, 2019 Children

We have four children in third grade (“P.3”), all ranked head to head against each other – all with interesting academic performance. At the end…

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Gift

January 18, 2019 Children

Gift is well named.   He ranks in the top three of his class each term.  Usually first. He works to make sure he is one of…

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Mangadalena

January 18, 2019 Children

It’s a big name for a tiny girl, but she has big challenges to surmount. Her family situation is difficult.  Her 62-year-old father drinks heavily,…

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Bekemu

December 5, 2018 Children

Normally a child in 1st grade would be six years old.  Bekemu is nine . “Normal” is not a good word when thinking about the…

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Shine

December 5, 2018 Children

That Shine has a smile on her face is testament to her courage and to her ability to survive. Her mother and father were in…

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