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UPDATE: Bathimo has thrived at Seeds over these last 8 years. He's now 12 years old and in the 5th grade. When we talked with him, he said he loved science and math. He'd like to become an engineer when he grows up. He said he's happiest when he's learning at school. We call him Balto for short. He's got a great smile and an easy going personality. We've enjoyed our times with him. He now needs a new sponsor to come alongside him. Someone who'll send a letter now and then, encouraging him to keep trying hard and. reaching for his dreams. Are you that person? Will you sponsor Bathimo?
ORIGINAL STORY: Bathimo is a 3 year old little guy that until we showed up had never seen any white people before and he didn't know what to think of us at all. We had been asked to come to his home that day because 6 months ago his whole world had been turned on its head. There used to be plenty of food and even though he was in a poor family by our standards he had what he needed. That all changed last November when his father was murdered by a neighbor and his mom was so traumatized she could hardly move anymore.
When we arrived you could see signs of malnutrition and he was running around half clothed with no shoes, and the mud from the rain season was making everything a mess.
As we tried to take photos he was very concerned, wouldn't smile no matter how hard we tried to get a grin, he was just plain scared of us and everyone else that was staring at him.
This family is in desperate need and Batlomao needs a sponsor to help him move into the children's home, where he can receive the proper food and medical care.