A Life Changed: Joseph
Joseph's father died when he was young. His mother left him and his brother with his grandmother. His grandmother, who works in a quarry, did her best to take care of the boys.
One week in 2016, the grandmother struggled to sell the stone, and was unable to provide food for her grandsons. Nine-year-old Joseph thought it best to leave home and try to make it on his own. Joseph spent three years on the streets selling scrap metal and charcoal to survive. In March, he was rescued by Shelter social workers.
After two months of rehabilitation at the Shelter, and several visits with his grandmother, it was determined that she is now more stable, and able to care for the boy. The boy was reunited with his grandmother in July, and is now attending school! Last week, one of our social workers visited Joseph at school and was happy to hear that he is doing well, and catching up with his classmates.
If you'd like to help change the lives of more boys like Joseph, you can contribute to the work of the Shelter at www.shelteryetu.org/donate.