Fidel (far right) and his brother Emmanuel were reunited with their mother this month. Both boys will be beginning school in January.
Fidel is home for Christmas...
In March, we introduced you to nine-year-old Fidel.
For two years, Fidel was sleeping on the streets. But in May, his life changed. A Shelter social worker came to the streets to rescue Fidel and ten of his friends. The boys were brought to Naivasha Children's Shelter where they were given clean clothes, a hot meal and their own beds to sleep in.
A team of dedicated teachers and counselors helped the boys to overcome their addiction to drugs that they used in the streets, and begin re-learning important life skills.
Earlier this month, we celebrated an important milestone in Fidel's journey. Fidel and his brother Emmanuel were reunited with their mother, Judith. Judith expressed her heartfelt gratitude to the Shelter family for rehabilitating her two sons and requested financial support since her husband, who was the sole provider in the family, has left her. The Shelter will help provide for Fidel and Emmanual's school fees while the mother trying to get on her feet.
We are now working with Judith to begin her own business selling fish so that she can provide for her six children.
Because of your support, seventeen families received Christmas miracles this month. Seventeen boys were reunited with their families and will be joining school in January.
Thank you, and happy holidays from the whole Shelter family!
The boys got a surprise visit from Santa before they went home for the holidays. Each boy received a sweater, a pair of pants, underwear, socks and new shoes for school.