Roselidah Ekai Age 20


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Neevah is high-energy. She loves to be silly, dance, and have fun. Her only cares in the world are making sure she gets good grades and that her chores are done, just as it should be for a thirteen year old girl. But her life hasn't always been as care-free. She comes from a family of nine children. Her father left her mother and the kids when Neevah was only two years old. Her mother spiraled into a depression and turned to alcohol, forgetting her responsibility of caring for the children. Their house and farm were repossessed, and the kids were going hungry. From there, they bounced around a lot, living with different family members for short periods of time until they became too big of burdens and were sent on to the next. They finally landed in Kitale, and were staying with their maternal grandmother in the Kipsongo slum. Their grandmother showed Neevah and her older sisters how to beg for food and pick through trashcans in the market and at hotels so that they could have enough to eat. Neevah was too young to pick through trash on her own, but there was no one to take care of her at home so she accompanied her older sisters most days. Their mother was working to collect firewood and sell it, but any money that she would make went towards alcohol. They lived in a house made of nylon sheets and slept on blankets they made from the trash they would pick. None of the kids were going to school, but their grandmother made sure that they went to church, and at church they were able to starting learning bit by bit. Things started to look up for them when Hellen and Richard started the feeding center in the slums. It was the first time they were able to eat until their emaciated bellies were full. When the primary school opened Neevah's older sisters Roselidah and Irene were able to start attending day school, going back to the slums at night to take care of Neevah and beg on the streets. Their (now) sponsor sister brought all three of the girls to Hellen & Richard's attention while visiting Kenya. All three were immediately brought into the orphanage. Since then, Neevah has thrived. The change in her spirit is evident and she has the ability to succeed in anything she puts her mind to.

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Neevah Akira
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