Beatrice is the oldest in a family of five children, living without
their parents since 1994 when they died.
we lost our parents, we didn't get any help till three years after.
It was then that we saw people from World Vision coming to us. They
called us by our names. We didn't know how they knew our names,"
World Vision social workers explained who they were and how they
were helping orphans. They asked about the problems Beatrice and
her family faced and counselled them, helping them feel less isolated.
Together they worked out what the family needed and gave them some
household items like plates, cups and pots.
time later each orphan household in their area got one or two goats.
Some of these goats have had offspring now and families can sell
them if they need money. World Vision also runs a tailoring workshop,
which Beatrice attends. It's a good opportunity for Beatrice to
learn a skill for the future.
to Beatrice, the most helpful things were the regular meetings World
Vision organised for all the teenagers responsible for families.
At the meetings they had a chance to ask questions and seek advice.
They also got to know each other and because they were all in the
same situation, could work together and help each other.