In April, a mother of five drove to the police station and loaded up some police officers in her own vehicle. They drove all day into a rural area, reached the town they were looking for, and rescued a 10-year-old girl who had been sold into early marriage by her family.
Sarah is a young girl whose future didn’t always look so promising. At the age of 5, she watched her mother die right in front of her, and like so many other children in Maai Mahiu, HIV and other diseases took the lives of her parents, leaving her completely alone. Maai Mahiu is a dangerous place for an orphaned girl to be alone.
31 children’s lives are changing here every day, but the reality is, the surrounding community is becoming more and more dangerous. Abuse and child trafficking are real concerns that are threatening the safety of the kids in our care. We are faced with an urgent need to move to a new location.