boy 10yrs.) Born in Mushero vilage in the Uvira district. At 6 years old Omari’s village was attacked by rebels and Omar and his parents fled into the bush. They managed to hide for some time but were eventually found. His father was taken away and never seen again. His mother along with two
boy) Born in Kaasenga, Uvira, his mother was killed after being raped by soldiers. 2 years later his father died from Diabetes. He then lived with a friend of his mother who also died sometime later. Musa has been in the care of the orphanage for over 3 years. Musa’s vision is to become a Pastor.
(girl, 6 yrs.) Born in Kasenga village, Rika was left an orphan at four years old when both her parents died during a boating accident on Lake Tanganyika. After this Rika was taken into the care of her auntie, but tragically within two years this lady died of HIV Aids. Rika was all alone when
iWOF International Widows and Orphans Fund (iWof) was formed out of the concern for orphans in one of the world’s most dangerous places to live – Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Our Vision is to partner with orphanages around the world where we supply resources in support of what they are
My Name is ANNA MBILIZI. I was born in Mushero village and grown up in Kigongo village at the coast of the Lake Tanganyika. My both parents were Christians, and my father died from the injury from a fall. 3 years later my mom was taken from our house to unknown place, and till now I haven’t
My name is Bea Hasha, I was born in Kalundu village to the coast of lake Tanganyika. My father was a fisherman while my mother was a farmer, my mother was a 4th wife to my father. We survived eating fish and cassava that my mother was growing in her farm. We moved from Kalundu village to Iamba
The following is a true story by a student in the orphanage, Mapendo Hawa, with assistance from a staff member, Sofiya Tambwe. Translation from Swahili to English by David Mtange. I was feeling so shy on my fist week in the orphanage, after a month Grand David told Aunty SOSO to go with me at