Samwell Joins Footprints
Sammy and his sister Tumaini were found living with their elderly grandparents after the death of their parents. The village in Mwatapa, where we found them, was in a poverty stricken area with mainly orphaned children living with HIV, fortunately, after the rescue and routine medical checks we were relieved that both children had not been infected.
Sammy was terrified when he arrived at Footprints, his body was covered in infected dog bites that had been left untreated, he was obviously afraid to go near any animal.
It took many weeks to treat him and months to reassure him.