Monday, November 21, 2011

The Orphanage, part 3

Today is the final post in our spotlight series on the children at the Borto-Deseret Orphanage in Liberia.  If you would like to read more about these kids, you can see our previous posts here (part 1) and here (part 2).

Children 34 thru 39 (left to right)

34:  Vivian Clemens is the sister to Otis Clemens (child 33) and Emmanuel Clemens (child 38).  She is 3 years old.  Nothing is known about their parents, but the orphanage staff are actively trying to locate any information about them.

35:  Jarsu Sirleaf was brought in by her aging grandmother.  The grandmother couldn't give the orphanage much of a story about her, so little is known.  Her grandmother has since died.  Jarsu is 5 years old.

36:  Charles Quayan was brought in by the police from the street.  Every time the orphanage contacts the police for more information about him, they are told that the police are still actively searching for information regarding his history.  He is 4 years old.

37:  Jenkins Sumo was brought to the orphanage by members in the community.  He is 4 years old.

Children 40 and 41 (left to right)
38:  Emmanuel Clemens is the brother to Vivian Clemens (child 34) and Otis Clemens (child 33).  He is 6 years old.

39:  Williams Carter was brought to the orphanage by his mother.  She has 12 living children and no husband.  She asked the orphanage to help her with the care of Williams, since she cannot care for all 12 children by herself.  He is 8 years old.

40:  Leemu Kollie was brought in by the township commissioner.  The orphanage is still trying to find out more information about Leemu.  She is 5 years old.

41:  Samuel Bass was also brought in by the township commissioner.  The orphanage is still trying to find out his history.  He is 4 years old.

Thank you so much for all of your donations over the past few weeks!  Because of the wonderful support we have received, these 41 kids will be able to eat for another year.  And by eat we mean two meals a day of rice and beans.  These kids don't get much, so we are really grateful that we will be able to help them.  Also, any money left over from purchasing their years' worth of food will go toward Malaria medications, bed nets, and other needed medical supplies.

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