Eva & Lidia ran away from their village in 2009 in order to escape child marriage and FGM. They were at a high risk of being kidnapped and married off so ran from their tribe and village into Iringa town where they came across the orphanage. Donation money started supporting the girls since 2013 whilst they were in primary school and throughout secondary school which they finished in 2018. Now, Street Children Iringa is supporting Eva is studying a year course in Community Health at the local Medical university. She plans further education after this and has the hope of opening a business. Lidia is volunteering at a private day care school and will be studying next year to become a teacher.
MEET THE KIDS
All the kids below are the 11 children and young adults living in ‘The Home’.
Before the home was opened, they had spent most of their lives between the streets and an abusive orphanage.
Giving them a place to call home and a safe, stable environment for them to grow up in has allowed them all to succeed in every aspect of their lives.