When I first met Gertruda, she was living with her Grandmother in a small shack. They spent most of their days on the streets begging for money to buy food. Gertruda should have been in school, as the public education was free, but couldn’t afford the school uniform to attend.
Working together, we were able to secure a monthly stipend for food, buy her school uniform, and eventually get her placed in the Amani Children’s Home. This incredible facility has provided Gertruda a safe place to grow up, while providing her the opportunity to visit her Grandmother during school breaks. As a result, Gertruda was able to continue her education, enjoy a safe place to live, while getting food, medical care, and the tools she needs to thrive in life.