Christine Wangare is the first-born in a family of three. She is 14 years old and in eighth grade at MOHI’s Kosovo school. She grew up in the Mathare slum where she still lives with her single mother. They were abandoned by Christine’s father and relatives after the mother developed a psychiatric disorder. As a result of her disorder, the mother was admitted into a mental hospital for eight years through the help of friends.
The three children were left helpless with no one to care for them. MOHI intervened and recruited the children into the Kosovo school and provided them with their basic needs. They were given cooked food to take home and share, clothes from the church and other house necessities. Community elders helped them to have a shelter to live in where they didn’t pay rent for six years.
Currently Christine’s mother’s health has improved, allowing her to take casual jobs and provide for the family as compared to the other years. MOHI has been of great help to the family by supporting the children in education and they are doing well. The family has thus improved and they don’t depend on MOHI anymore to provide them with food. Christine’s mother is now able to pay house rent and get other basic needs. The children have been working hard in school to meet their future dreams. We are so thankful that the whole family is born again.