Every child has a story, and some stories are so sad. At the moment we have a child from 6 or 7 years old, she is brought to us by the police. Neighbours brought her to the police station because they were so concern about the little girl (she looks like a 5 year old). She stays with her older sister, who has a baby. The sister goes to work and the little girl has to babysit, she also has to clean the house, cook, do the laundry and fill a water container from 100 liter, every day. She has to walk to the borehole and fill the container. If she is not finished, they beat her! They try now to contact the mother of the girl, to come and pick her.
Then another girl, she is may be 4 years old. Her mother separated from her husband and got a new husband and now both men says that they are the father. They even fought in the police station, so the police brought her to us for safe keeping until they sorted out, who the real father is.
This is Godfrey, he is 6 months old and he was brought this morning by the social worker from the prisons in Soroti. His mother killed a child from a neighbour and she was taken in. But in the prisons she got very confused, she tried to commit suicide and she also tried to kill Godfrey. So they brought him also to us for safekeeping. He almost cried the whole day, but later in the afternoon he settled down and he ate very well. The Prisons will try to locate the family of him. That will not be easy, because the mother and Godfrey were transferred from a prison in the North of Uganda.
Sad stories, but it is nice to see them starting to play and smile again. We hope and pray there will be a place for Godfrey where they care for him and love him!