Both of Mudasiru’s parents died three years ago from AIDS, one after the other. He was lucky to have an older sister, already married, who took him in.   But luck did not last long.

His sister developed a mental illness and has been hospitalized for over a year.  The doctor says nothing can be done for her apart from taking her to a rehabilitation facility where she may live until she dies.

Mudasiru is only seven years old and just started the second year of nursery school, called “Middle.”

He is still living at his sister’s home with her husband and their two children, but with small children to raise, it is likely that the husband will re-marry before long.  Then the question becomes whether the stepmother will accept Mudasiru… or not.