This is Edison with his mother. She is doing what is best for her son, even if that means she will never be able to raise him herself. #amotherslove #VSCOcam
Today I saw first-hand the sacrifices that a mother is willing to make to protect her child. In Tanzania, there is a growing problem of Albino children being killed and dismembered because witch doctors believe that their bones have magic powers. One of Edison's older brothers was also an Albino child and he was kidnapped and murdered in 2009 when he was 10 years old. Today, three men were attempting to also take Edison. We were contacted by the family and the police to bring Edison to Neema House for his protection. It is unlikely that he will ever be able to return home due to safety reasons. In my years as a social worker, I have placed many children into care but never for reasons that were completely out of the control of the parents. Today was gut-wrenching to watch a mother leave her child and know that for his own safety she will never be able to raise him. Please pray for our new child and his family.
Welcome Neema Anna (Little Neema)! This precious little girl is about 4 days old and was found at the edge of a forest by some goat shepherds. She has a gash on the side of her head possibly from being tossed from a car or bicycle. Pray she feeds well and thrives at her new home!