• Rashid intake photo, January 2012.


WOW!  This little boy was something!  So badly malnourished we worried his little body might never fully recover, Rashid (orphaned, living and starving with his grandmother), who is HIV+ arrived in early 2012 fighting AIDS.  Without funds, Rashid had missed appointments (about a 35 km. drive) to his monthly HIV clinic which also meant he missed treatment.

Story of Rashid

DOB – July 7, 2003

Came under Tumaini care January 2012.

We have changed all THAT!  Today he thrives!  Strong, SO very smart (he picked up a full English vocabulary in just ONE year) and VERY, VERY happy.  This young man may grow up to be President!  Charming, flirtatious and very, very sweet he immediately endears himself to everyone at Tumaini!

Rashid is kind, fair minded, funny as all get out and for such a young man he possesses a DEEP voice!  His maturity has earned him (with Said) the leadership of Simba House (our boys’ dormitory)!

A talented sketcher, Rashid dreams of growing up to become an artist and he LOVES when kaka (brother) Kajo visits Tumaini and teaches an art lesson!  Rashid also loves to ride around on his bike: you’ll hardly ever see him without it!  Truly a big brother at Tumaini, Rashid is full of life, laughter, and lots of love.

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