Karol

Karoli Chikira

Karol intake photo, January 2013.

DOB unknown

Came under Tumaini care January, 2013.

She arrived with her brother Ayubu and sister Wema. We had been providing outreach assistance but the children had difficulty committing to their studies without adult supervision and a neighbor operated a “business” of attracting children in to her home with a television, persuaded them to drop out of school and become “housegirls”, who, inevitably, became pregnant and then returned to her care until the child was born, incurring debt to the “businesswoman” which required returning to work to “repay” the debt. Karol is a precocious, very strong willed and sometimes difficult child but she has a sweetness to her also. She is one of our “challenging” children.