Fatuma

Fatuma is from a Muslim family in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. She was born in 1997 and cannot remember her father because he left the family when she was very young. However, she does…

Benjamin & Martha

Near the famous Lake Victoria, in February of 1993, Benjamin was born. He is a member of the Kenyan tribe Kisii, who are known for their fishing skills. Benjamin and his sister…

Annet

In Uganda, Africa, a country bordering Kenya, Annet Night was born in June of 1992. Her mother was Ugandan, but her father was from the nomadic Eastern African tribe called Maasai. They already…

Edith & Alice

Unfortunately, their father was a victim of HIV and died before
Alice was only nine years old. Alice and Edith have always been close. Though Alice is a year older than Edith, they have always…

Fredrick

On January 20, 1994, in a small Kenyan village near the border of Uganda in the Mt. Elgon region, Fredrick was born. By the age of seven, he had watched his father slowly and painfully die of AIDS…

Evaline

Evaline was born October 7, 1994 in Kisii, a small town in western Kenya near Lake Victoria. At the tender age of seven, she watched helplessly as her mother’s body deteriorated from the disease of…

Mariam

In 2001, Mariam faced a tragedy. After battling the creeping disease, her mother died of AIDS. The very next year, she faced another death, that of her father. She and her sister found themselves alone on…

Catherine

Catherine lived in a Luyha village outside of kitale, a northwestern town in Kenya near Mr. Elgon. She came home from school one day to find her mother lying on the floor, shivering and too weak to…

Milka

Milka is one of five children in her family, including her sister Susan (also at Gethsemane). Both of her parents died of AIDS when she was very young, leaving her and her siblings on the street. She …

Susan

Susan was born in Nairobi Kenya on August 8, 1992. She grew up in a poor but loving family. Then, when she was six years old, the unthinkable happened. Her father was murdered by his brothers who…

David

In the city of Nairobi, Kenya in February of 1996, David was born. He was born in the slums, fatherless due to the AIDS disease and the fifth child in his family. Soon after his birth, his poverty stricken…