FEATURE STORY: The Twins (Faith & Morgan)
Cheerful Morgan and lovely Faith were admitted to Olturoto in September 2016 after a referral through the local chief. A concerned neighbour had drawn his attention to their plight after noticing the children were at risk. The 6 year olds had been orphaned earlier in the year after their only parent had passed on due to AIDS. They were left under the care of their 76 year old grandfather who could not take care of them. They had stopped attending school and were also malnourished. One of the twins is HIV+ thus making the the need for good nutrition and hospital care that much more critical.
Through the family empowerment program, we have been training their grandfather on nutrition and on HIV/AIDS patient care. Their maternal uncle has also agreed to take the children into his care post-reintegration. However, he currently does not have the financial capability to do so. We have therefore incorporated their uncle into the family empowerment program where he is receiving training in various areas including entrepreneurial skills and a small microloan to start off a business that will help improve his financial capability in readiness for reintegration.