Stefano on the mend from malaria

Stephano intake photo September, 2009.

DOB, 2003? – Lovingly supported by the Epp and Dyk families!  Asante!!

Came under Tumaini care September, 2009.

The young brother of Lazaro, Stephano lost his father and mother to AIDS and is one of Tumaini’s first intake children, having coming under our care in 2009.  He was living with with his uncle, aunt and cousins in a one room, mud hut in Usa River and although employed as a night watchman, Stephano’s uncle was not paid enough to sufficiently provide for his extended family although he tried, which, in this part of the world is a credit to his character.  We provided for his ongoing care until February of 2010 when he moved with us into Tumaini House where he has thrived!  Sick with malaria when we first met, Stephano is now a strong and healthy little man and truly one of the joys of Tumaini.

ALWAYS kind, generous and quick to lend a hand, Stephano, not one of our strongest children academically, he is a shining example of goodness and we celebrate his efforts to help others and to do his best!

Stephano is funny, terribly endearing and kind to all . . . we simply cannot praise this young man enough!