She has found it hard to live with this sad reality and ten years on is no longer a depressed and sad child. She has blossomed into a lovely, thoughtful, grateful young lady.
Because she is sponsored through CEF she has had the support to complete school, which she thought would never be possible, and now is thrilled to be in teacher training college.
Recently when we met with her we were surprised by the maturity she expressed at 19. She shared the following reflections on her life:
"Because I can go to college my dream can come true. I can get quality education and a good and stable job in the future."
"Spirit is more important than education. My spirit has become much better, much stronger. I know that lots of people love me and this is important to me."
"It is like a bike, the wheels go round and round but they need the connecting bar to do that. I need my spirit to be strong to connect all the other things in my life, so I can benefit from my education and from my life experiences."