Amecet n'ainapakin (Shelter of Peace) is a ministry of Youth With A Mission (YWAM)in Soroti, Uganda. We are reaching out to HIV infected and affected children. We also are caring for new born babies, who lost their mother after the delivery. The third group of children we help, are children who need a safe place, they mostly come via the police. In this blog we want to share with you our stories, our pictures, our needs and blessings!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Safe place for Emmanuel.

Emmanuel was brought to Amecet, yesterday, he was only some hours old. He was born at home in the village in the early hours of the morning. The mother gave birth and started to bleed. In the morning they tried to organise to bring her to the hospital, but it was too late, The mother had died. There were 5 other children in the home, but the father had failed to pay the complete dowry to the family of his late wife. And that gave problems. There were fights, people walked around the hut with panga's, a very bad situation. the baby was brought by the mother of the late, she told us this story, the father had only paid two cows and now the lady was dead, the family wanted the rest of the cows, which he still owned the parents of his. late wife. She had nothing to say, this is all a matter of the men of the family. She lost her daughter, but can't say anything about dowry or cows. It must be awful your wife is dead, the children lost their mother and people are fighting around your home for cows.
Emmanuel is a very big baby, I think the biggest we have ever had, his weight is 4 kg. In the medical papers of the late mother was written that the expected date of delivery was June 8, when I saw this baby, I knew that was a mistake, maybe that is why the mother had not given attention to the pains she got? I took the baby to the doctor, next door. The cord was not tied well, they had used some pieces of cloth. They retied the cord and the baby was put on antibiotics. Today there is fever, so we keep an good eye on him. But he is safe and we prayed for his home, that there will be peace as well.

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