After 3 months of investigations Abigail and her brother Bengao joined Footprints. 

Bakari is the brother to  Hadija and Hassan, he is also the cousin to Ali.

In 2010, after the death of his mother, his grandmother took on the responsibility of all four siblings.

His fathers whereabouts was unknown.

After 3 months of investigations Bengao and his sister Abigail  joined Footprints.

Kolonzo joined Footprints in Novemebr 2018

Me-juma is about 12 years old- we don't know exactly as she has no birth certificate at this time!

Wambua joined Footprints in November 2018

A young girl of 11 yrs who has never been allowed to go to school was forced, by her own family, into an early so called 'marriage' to a 56 year old man.

Nicholas was only 10 days old when he was found by a 13 year old boy abandoned on the roadside.

Khadija is the sister of Bakari and Hassan, she is also the cousin to Ali.

In 2010, after the death of her mother, her grandmother took on the responsibility of all four siblings.

Her fathers whereabouts was unknown. There were also other children being looked after by her grandmother  - in this area of utter poverty.The family were identified by...

Khadija is the sister of Bakari and Hassan, she is also the cousin to Ali.

In 2010, after the death of her mother, her grandmother took on the responsibility of all four siblings.

Her fathers whereabouts was unknown. There were also other children being looked after by her grandmother  - in this area of utter poverty.The family were identified by The Kenyan Children's Welfare Society (a none governmental organisation.)

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Hassan is the brother to Bakari and Hadija, he is also the cousin to Ali.

In 2010, after the death of his mother, his grandmother took on the responsibility of all four siblings.

His fathers whereabouts was unknown. There were also other children being looked after by his grandmother  - in this area of utter poverty.The family were identified by...

Hassan is the brother to Bakari and Hadija, he is also the cousin to Ali.

In 2010, after the death of his mother, his grandmother took on the responsibility of all four siblings.

His fathers whereabouts was unknown. There were also other children being looked after by his grandmother  - in this area of utter poverty.The family were identified by The Kenyan Childrens Welfare Society ( a non - governmental organisation.)

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Njoki's mother died shortly after giving birth.

When she came to Footprints she was very shy but is now a happy-go-lucky girl with an infectious smile, and is doing well at school.

Mary is the sister of  Jane, Eliza and George.

Mary and her sisters were looking after their 4 month old brother  when their  parents died within 2 days of each other. Their mother had been in hospital since George’s birth, so he hadn’t been fed properly and weighed only 4kg. The girls were doing their best to feed him but had no milk so were...

Mary is the sister of  Jane, Eliza and George.

Mary and her sisters were looking after their 4 month old brother  when their  parents died within 2 days of each other. Their mother had been in hospital since George’s birth, so he hadn’t been fed properly and weighed only 4kg. The girls were doing their best to feed him but had no milk so were feeding him a type of porridge - which of course he was too young to digest- what do you do when you are desperate and have no-one to help!

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Lupina and her brother Mathias were found surviving on rubbish dump site.

Jane is the sister of Mary, Jane and George.

Jane and her sisters were looking after their 4 month old brother  when their  parents died within 2 days of each other. Their mother had been in hospital since George’s birth, so he hadn’t been fed properly and weighed only 4kg. The girls were doing their best to feed him but had no milk so were...

Jane is the sister of Mary, Jane and George.

Jane and her sisters were looking after their 4 month old brother  when their  parents died within 2 days of each other. Their mother had been in hospital since George’s birth, so he hadn’t been fed properly and weighed only 4kg. The girls were doing their best to feed him but had no milk so were feeding him a type of porridge - which of course he was too young to digest- what do you do when you are desperate and have no-one to help!

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George is the brother of Mary, Jane and Eliza.

George was 4 months old when his parents died within 2 days of each other. His mother had been in hospital since George’s birth, so he hadn’t been fed properly and weighed only 4kg.

Mathias was found in the most vile place where children are still living. A rubbish dump site within our County.

Kijana, and his younger sister Anna, were orphaned after their parents died within a year of each other.

Like many of our children, they were left with elderly relatives who could not afford to feed or care for them.

Mutua's mother suffered with epilepsy and his baby sister died after being suffocated during one of her seizures. A few weeks later his mother died during a seizure, leaving Mutua an orphan.

Their other name is unknown, as their mother died four weeks ago. She was still unburied and the children had no identity when I met them for the first time. She had been drinking elicit brew and made a living however she could - life was desperate!

Anna and her brother Kijana’s parents died within a year of each other. They were left in the care of elderly relatives who couldn’t even afford food for themselves.

They were found sleeping on damp mud floors, and Kijana was suffering from severe pneumonia.

Ayub was 5 years old when he joined us here at footprints. His siblings are Jackson and  David, who all lost their mother through the HIV infection.

David was only 15 months old when he joined us here at footprints. His siblings are Jackson and Ayrub who all lost their mother through the HIV infection.

Dotty’s mother was just 14 years old when she was inappropriately assaulted on her way home from school, and Dotty is the result of this horrific incident. Her mother died just a few months after giving birth and Dotty was unwanted by the rest of her family.

Faith is one of six girls, who were living happily with their parents. One day men broke in to their home and killed their parents infront of the girls.

The three older girls were able to stay and work in the village but for Sera, Sofia and toddler Faith alternative support needed to be found.

Gift has a little brother called Adam and they both came together.

Their other name is unknown, as their mother died four weeks ago. She was still unburied and had no identity when I met the boys for the first time. She had been drinking elicit brew and made a living however she could - life was desperate!

Jackson was 7 years old when he joined us here at footprints. His siblings are Ayrub & David who all lost their mother through the HIV infection.

Joseph and his older brother Raphael were living at another orphanage, before it was closed down by the government for abusing the children in their care. 

The girls mother is suffering from mental illness and was attacked on two occasions resulting in both Rebecca & Levena. The mental illness meant the girls mother would disappear for weeks at a time leaving her daughters very vulnerable. 

Mwongeli's mother lost both of her legs to tetanus and she was living in awful conditions with 6 year old Mwongeli and her older brother, growing maize to earn barely enough to live.

Rabecca and her sister Levena  were living only a stones throw away from Footprints. 

They were  living with their grandparents, their grandfather is in his eighties and they were really struggling to feed and look after the girls. He had heard of Footprints and paid the social worker at Footprints a visit explaining his desire for the two...

Rabecca and her sister Levena  were living only a stones throw away from Footprints. 

They were  living with their grandparents, their grandfather is in his eighties and they were really struggling to feed and look after the girls. He had heard of Footprints and paid the social worker at Footprints a visit explaining his desire for the two sister to have a brighter and safer future.

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Raphael and his brother Joseph were living at another orphanage, before it was closed down by the government for abusing the children in their care. 

The boys were brought to Footprints by the Children’s Department with nothing, only the clothes on their back.

Rashid was only 3 years old and was desperate for our love and care at Footprints.

Rashid could be seen in the nearby town in Ukunda, without his parents, running across the very busy roads, exposed to all sorts of dangers.

Baby Rose was rescued into the care of Footprints when her mother Ruth, at the young age of 16  was forced to escape her unimaginable home life.

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.

Sera is one of six girls, who were living happily with their parents. One day men broke into their home and killed their parents in front of the girls.

Sofia is one of six girls, who were living happily with their parents. One day men broke in to their home and killed their parents in front of the girls.

Tumaini and her older brother Samwell, were found living with their elderly grandparents after the death of their parents. 

Uchi was found living in poor conditions and suffering terribly with ‘jiggers’ a parasite which burrows into the hands and feet, causing pain and making it impossible to walk.

Harrun's mother died during childbirth, after giving birth to her last daughter of seven children.

After his mother died, his father struggled to find work and look after all of the children. On top of this he had the added challenge of becoming ill himself, with cancer of the foot, he was hospitalised for a long period.

Her little life was so very nearly over before it had even begun.  Her mother, who suffers with her mental health, was alone in her mud home and thought Janet was dead and so she’d tried to bury her.

Muoki is just 8 years old and joined The Footprints Family in October 2020. He also has a brother Mailu who is 6 years old and he was rescued at the same time. 

Mailu is the brother to Muoki, both boys were rescued by The Footprints Family in October 2020. Mailu is 6 years old so the younger of the two boys.

Eliza is the sister of Jane, Mary and George. All four siblings were rescued by Footprints at the same time as they lost both parents within two days of each other.

Catherine who is around 15 years old has been rescued from a life of injustice and poverty with her son Samwell, aged 2 years old.

Samwell (Sammy) joined Footprints with his mum Catherine. Sammy is 2 years old and his mum is about 15.