DOB – September 23rd, 2009
Came under Tumaini care in early 2017
Esther’s stepmother (and Queenie S’ mother) was injured when she was pregnant with their younger sister. She was struck by a bus when in “town” (Arusha) which resulted in a permanent disability where she cannot stand for long periods of time, nor walk far. The baby was born healthy but life became more difficult for the family and in January of 2017 the girl’s father committed suicide.
Left unsupported with two older children and a new baby to support, Esther’s mother was desperate. Tumaini helped mom by purchasing what was needed for her to stock a small “duka” (shop) in her home which allowed her an income without taxing her injury and we brought Queenie and Esther to Tumaini and enrolled them in school.
Tumaini struggled with some serious behavioral issues with this young lady but we hope lessons have been learned and Esther will come into line with the policies needed to live with us at Tumaini. She is a very fun spirited young lady who just needs a bit more discipline to shine as brightly as is possible!