Saida is a 10 year old girl from Ndhiwa Hospital School pictured here with her grandmother receiving emergency support.
Saida is an orphan; she is HIV positive and asthmatic. Her grandmother is very caring, but is also in poor health and has no work and no income and has therefore been desperately struggling to feed the family.
Team Kenya and Twende Pamoja have been able to supply Saida with the medication she needs and her grandmother has had agricultural support (vegetable seedlings) as well as a range of basic needs to help her put food on the table.
Saida has been seen every month since the start of the coronavirus epidemic. On each visit she has been given basic needs as required (e.g. pants, body jelly, cooking oil, washing powder, crocks, soap and tooth paste), and she has been attending counselling sessions and also learning activities and the Girls Forum at Karibuni.
Saida’s health has improved now that she is getting regular medication and food, and her grandmother is extremely grateful for the agricultural support which will help them in the longer term.
Saida is just one of 38 girls who have been identified as being in extreme need. Unfortunately this number continues to increase. With your help, we can support more girls like Saida.
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