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Rebecca Israel

Age: 5 | Gender: Female | Lives in: Arusha, Tanzania 

Story

Rebecca stays with her grandmother because the mother left. Rebecca wants to be a Doctor when she grows up.

Interests

  • Play Football 
  • Dancing to music
  • Drawing/coloring

Favorite subject 

Mathematics

Maureen Steven

  • Age: 5
  • Gender: Female
  • Lives in: Arusha, Tanzania 

Story

Maureen was rejected by her father while her mother was pregnant. After the father left, the mother also neglected her. Her neighbors took her and brought her to the orphanage.

Interests

  • Play games

  • Drawing

  • Dancing

Favorite subject 

Reading

Angel Jacob

  • Age: 5
  • Gender: Female
  • Lives in: Arusha, Tanzania 

Story

Angel’s parents passed away when she was a baby and has since been taken in by her sister. .

Interests

  • Play games

  • Dancing

Favorite subject 

Mathematics 

Priscus Valerian

  • Age: 6
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: Dodoma
  • Lives in: Arusha, Tanzania 

Story

After being born in Dodoma, Priscus’ parents disappeared. He was brought to the orphanage in Arusha by a local man. The man has since taken Priscus into his home and Priscus considers the man his father.

Interests

  • Riding bicycle

  • Playing football

  • Dancing to/listing to music

Favorite subject 

Reading  

Innocent Jusuph

  • Age: 5
  • Gender: Male
  • Lives in: Arusha, Tanzania 

Story

Innocent lives with his mother and his father passed away shortly after he was born.

Interests

  • Playing games

  • Singing

  • Dancing

Favorite subject 

Mathematics   

Amoni Joel

  • Age: 5
  • Gender: Male
  • Lives in: Arusha, Tanzania 

Story

Amoni has been severely neglected by his parents and now lives with his grandmother. His parents have since disappeared and their location is unknown. .

Interests

  • Playing games

  • Drawing

  • Dancing

Favorite subject 

Writing    

Ismael Msafiri

  • Age: 5
  • Gender: Male
  • Lives in: Arusha, Tanzania 

Story

Ismael was born in Singida into a family of 6. His mother moved from Singida to Arusha after her husband abandoned her to never return. His mother brought Ismael and Ibrahim to the orphanage for support.

Interests

  • Playing games

  • Drawing

  • Dancing

Favorite subject 

Writing    

Vivian Michael

  • Age: 2
  • Gender: Female
  • Lives in: Arusha, Tanzania 

Story

Vivian was born in Moshi. Her mother disappeared after leaving her with a local pastor.  Her parents’ locations are both unknown. She still lives with the pastor and stays at the orphanage during the day..

Interests

  • Playing games

Favorite subject 

Drawing

Ivan Ishmael

  • Age: 3
  • Gender: Male
  • Lives in: Arusha, Tanzania 

Story

Ivan is the son of the owner of the orphanage, Babu.  The mother left the family early on and remarried.

Interests

  • Playing games

Favorite subject 

Drawing

Wisdom Elias

  • Age: 4
  • Gender: Male
  • Lives in: Arusha, Tanzania 

Story

Wisdom lives with his grandmother because he was neglected by both parents. The grandmother is 70 years old and struggles to support him.

Interests

  • Playing games

  • Drawing

Favorite subject 

Art

Ibrahim Msafiri

  • Age: 4
  • Gender: Male
  • Lives in: Arusha, Tanzania 

Story

Ibrahim was born in Singida into a family of 6. His mother moved from Singida to Arusha after her husband abandoned her to never return. The mother brought Ismeal and Ibrahim to the orphanage for support.

Interests

  • Playing games

  • Dancing

Favorite subject 

Art    

Joshua Fatael

  • Age: 6
  • Gender: Male
  • Lives in: Arusha, Tanzania 

Story

Joshua was born in Moshi and the mother took him home to his Maasi village. The family kicked the mother and son out of the family. The mother came and left Joshua with his Aunt. His Aunt then brought Joshua to the orphanage.

Interests

  • Playing football

  • Dancing

Favorite subject 

Mathematics    

Emmanuel Erick

  • Age: 6
  • Gender: Male
  • Lives in: Arusha, Tanzania 

Story

Emmanual was born in Babati. He was taken by his grandfather who contacted the orphanage about providing support. His parents passed away when he was young.

Interests

  • Playing football

  • Reading

Favorite subject 

Reading    

Vivian Adam 

  • Age: 4
  • Gender: Female
  • Lives in: Arusha, Tanzania 

Story

Vivian lives with her mother and her grandmother because her father has passed away. Her father passed away when she was 9-months-old. He was working in Tanzanite mine when it collapsed and killed him.

Interests

  • Dancing

  • Reading

Favorite subject 

Art    

Sharon Julius  

  • Age: 6
  • Gender: Female
  • Lives in: Arusha, Tanzania 

Story

Sharon’s mother was separated from her father. After her mother remarried, the stepfather said he did not want Sharon in their lives. She was brought to her grandmother who brought her to the orphanage to find support.

Interests

  • Dancing

  • Playing games

Favorite subject 

Mathematics 

Othman Yusuph  

  • Age: 3
  • Gender: Male
  • Lives in: Arusha, Tanzania 

Story

Othman was born in Tanga. His father was killed in a car accident. After his father died, his mother has remarried. The stepfather took everything from his mother and kicked them out. They moved to Arusha and after meeting Babu, Othman was invited to the orphanage for support.

Interests

  • Playing football

  • Singing

  • Dancing

Favorite subject 

Art

Michele Fadhili  

  • Age: 3
  • Gender: Female
  • Lives in: Arusha, Tanzania 

Story

Michele’s mother got pregnant while she was in school and was consequently kicked out. The grandparents were not supportive during a very difficult early life. Michele’s mother soon abandoned her with her aunt, who brought her to the orphanage.

Interests

  • Drawing

  • Dancing

Favorite subject 

Art

Prince Tumsifu  

  • Age: 4
  • Gender: Male
  • Lives in: Arusha, Tanzania 

Story

Prince’s mother left him with his grandmother and then disappeared. His mother and father’s locations are still unknown.

Interests

  • Drawing

Favorite subject 

Art

Dorcus Mboyo  

  • Age: 6
  • Gender: Female
  • Lives in: Arusha, Tanzania 

Story

Dorcus’ parents passed away when she was two years old. She now lives with her grandmother.

Interests

  • Dancing

  • Playing games

Favorite subject 

Mathematics

Elisha Steven  

  • Age: 4
  • Gender: Male
  • Lives in: Arusha, Tanzania 

Story

Elisha was born in Babati. He lives with his 72-year-old grandmother who cannot work. His grandmother brought him to the orphanage to find support. His parent’s location is unknown.

Interests

  • Dancing

  • Drawing

Favorite subject 

Art

Emmy Michael  

  • Age: 3
  • Gender: Female
  • Lives in: Arusha, Tanzania 

Story

Emmy was born in Meru. She lives with her mother and her father has neglected the family. Because the mother is very poor, she brought Emmy to the orphanage to find support.

Interests

  • Dancing

  • Playing games

Favorite subject 

Art

Ester Atanas  

  • Age: 4
  • Gender: Female
  • Lives in: Arusha, Tanzania 

Story

Ester was born in Mbeya. She lives with her single mother. Her mother and she are very poor and live a very hard life. She was brought to the orphanage for support.

Interests

  • Dancing

  • Playing games

Favorite subject 

Art

Lydia Steven  

  • Age: 5
  • Gender: Female
  • Lives in: Arusha, Tanzania 

Story

Lydia lives with her mother. Her father disappeared when she was young. Her mother brought her to the orphanage for support because they are very poor.

Interests

  • Dancing

  • Playing games

Favorite subject 

Art

Christian Allen  

  • Age: 3
  • Gender: Male
  • Lives in: Arusha, Tanzania 

Story

Christian has been neglected by his parents when he was 1-year-old. After they abandoned him, Christian now lives with the owner of the orphanage, Babu.

Interests

  • Dancing

  • Playing football

Favorite subject 

Art

SharonRose Benjamin  

  • Age: 4
  • Gender: Female
  • Lives in: Arusha, Tanzania 

Story

Sharonrose lives with her grandmother because she has been abandoned by her mother. Her father’s location is unknown and her mother left for Dar es Salaam to find a job.

Interests

  • Dancing

  • Playing games

Favorite subject 

Art

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