Meet our Family
The children's mum had been killed and they had been taken in by their aunt. With 8 people living in the two room dwelling, with mud floors, no sanitation or financial support.
Look just how malnourished Adam is. After a few unbelievable days Footprints welcomed its first new children for 2017. Adam and his older brother Gift came together.
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.
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.
After 3 months of investigations, Bengao and his sister Abigail joined Footprints. The children's Mother had been killed and they had been taken in by their Auntie.
Chizzi, who was not allowed to go to school, was forced by her parents into a marriage with a 56 year old man. She was rescued by the police after 3 months in this situation.
Dotty’s mother was just 14 years old when she was horrifically abused on her way home from school, and Dotty is the result of this. Her mother died just a few months after giving birth.
Faith is one of six girls, who were living very happily with their parents. One day men broke into their home and killed their parents in front of all of the sisters.
He was close to death and wrapped in newspaper for warmth. After much care and good nutrition George began to thrive into a wonderfully bright and cheeky toddler.
Harrun's mother died during childbirth, after giving birth to her last daughter of 7 children. After his mother died, his father struggled to find work and look after all of the children
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 of the siblings.
Jackson was 7 years old when he joined us here at footprints. His two siblings are Ayub & David, also at Footprints, who all unfortunately lost their mother through the HIV infection.
Jane is the sister of Mary, Eliza and George. She and her sisters were looking after their four month old brother, when their Mother and Father died within two days of each other.
Yesterday afternoon, we were called upon to rescue this little lady. Her name is Janet and she was born at sometime on Wednesday. She hadn’t been fed anything since being born!
Joseph and his older brother Raphael, were living at another orphanage, before it was suddenly closed down by the government for abusing the children in their care.
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.
Kolonzo is progressing very nicely, even though he does find it difficult. He is beginning to speak English with more confidence. Look at that smile on his face now.
When the sisters were visited at their home, the conditions they were living in were dire and shocking. Their bedroom was pitch black with no windows or electricity.
Lupina and her brother Mathias were found surviving in a local dump site. After failing to convince their mother to relocate and the effect on the children, we had to act.
Mathias and his sister Lupina were found surviving in a local dump site. After failing to convince their mother to relocate and the effect on the children, we had to act.
Me-Juma experienced a horrendous ordeal at the courts and has been placed in our care for the next three years, in which time she will learn to trust the Footprints family.
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.
Our final addition to the Footprints Family this year is our youngest ever child, a baby of only 10 days old. He was abandoned on the roadside and found by a 13 year old boy.
Njoki's mother died shortly after giving birth. When she came to Footprints she was shy but is now a happy-go-lucky girl with an infectious smile and doing well at school.
Rabecca and her sister Lavena were living with their grandparents. Their grandfather is in his eighties and they were really struggling to feed and look after the girls.
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. They were left on our doorstep!
Rashid was 3 years old and could be seen in the nearby town in Ukunda, without his parents, running across the very busy roads, exposed to all sorts of dangers.
Little Baby Rose was rescued into the care of Footprints Orphanage when her mother Ruth, at the young age of 16 was forced to escape her awfully unimaginable home life.
Sammy and his sister Tumaini were found living with their grandparents after the death of their parents, in a poverty stricken area with mainly orphaned children living with HIV.
Sofia is one of six girls, who were living very happily with their parents. One day men broke into their home and killed their parents in front of all of the sisters.
Tumaini and her older brother, Samwell, were both found living with their elderly grandparents after the horrific death of their parents in a poverty stricken area.
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.