Daniel E.

Daniel intake

Daniel intake photo March, 2011.

DOB 2004?

Came under Tumaini care March, 2011.

I met Daniel for the first time in August of 2010 in Ndoombo, a village half way up Mount Meru which is the backdrop for Usa River.  Ndoombo is beautiful– lush, green, with a more temperate climate and little malaria due to it’s altitude.  Daniel, however lucky to live in such a beautiful location has struggled without parents or much support of any kind, for all of his six years.  Born in 2004 (we have neither the month, nor day of his birth) Daniel lost his mother on the operating table during his delivery.  As is so often the case in Africa, the name of his father is unknown.  He had been cared for (lovingly so, as is evidenced by his open and trusting nature and his generosity with giving and welcoming comfort in receiving hugs and cuddles) by his Bibi and Babu (grandparents) who were desperately poor themselves.  His mother’s name was Janet Zakeria and Daniel was born and she died in Machame Hospital in Moshi.

Daniel has no one . . . literally.  He has been staying with Bishop Odrick of the Christian Revival Church in Ndoombo but desperately needs support in order to attend school.  We have negotiated with Haradali School to accept him on our promise of payment later (once he finds sponsorship) and we’ve advanced Tzs. 195,000 for uniform, exercise books, and provided him a mattress, blanket, net, trunk, some underthings and fundamentals needed in order to attend boarding school.  Please consider helping Daniel, a loving and lovable little boy who just needs a chance.