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Lavenda is Shakila and Sharleen's younger sister... she's 6 years old and needed out of her immediate situation quickly. Her story connects back to Sharleen, one of our girls that has been in the orphanage since September of 2013. Shakila and Lavenda are Sharleen's younger sisters, but when Sharleen was sponsored they were not staying at their grandmother's home with Sharleen. In January of 2017,
Sharleen's uncle came to Seed's asking for custody. Our partners required that he seek custody through legal channels with the local Children's Office. After several months and much vetting, custody of Sharleen was given to her uncle and Sharleen left the Seed's Children's home. Our partners at Seed's as well as the staff here at Mighty Acorn were very skeptical of this situation and determined it would be something we would want to keep an eye on. Why did Sharleen's uncle want custody of her and not her brother Allan? We were not comfortable with the situation but had not legal ground to change anything.
Then in June of 2017, about 5 months after Sharleen left Seed's, Hellen and Richard paid an unannounced visit to the uncle, Sharleen was not there - she had been given to her father. We had been told her father was diseased - he actually had been missing for several years. The situation Sharleen was found in was horrible - and with her were her two younger sister and a little cousin.
Lavenda is so happy to be with her sisters and she's already adjusting well to life at Seed's Children's Home. A place that is safe and she can just be a kid, go to school and not worry about the basic needs of life... Now we need to find her a sponsor. Someone to come alongside her and let her know she is loved and cherished. Someone to send her letters and family pictures, words of encouragement and a sense of value.
Are you that person - can your family help keep her at Seed's?