Michelei’s father died when he was two. When his mother was asked what happened to him, she said he was bewitched. Old superstitions die hard in rural areas.
Michelei’s mother remarried to survive. The new husband would not accept Michelei into his family, and unfortunately, the marriage has not been a happy one. If she leaves the marriage, she would have no way to support herself. She visits Michelei as often as she can.
This beautiful little boy now lives with his grandmother, whom he calls “mama.”
The grandmother sells a few vegetables at the market barely making enough for them to eat.
A sponsorship would give Michelei a more stimulating environment, provide more food and better nutrition – and a little peace to both mother and grandmother.