The Mafiri Children
Our children together with the neighbourhood children who are allowed to learn and play together.
Birthdate: Januar 2018
Jesca comes from the remote village of Matombo, where she lived with her mother with her grandmother. The small family found it difficult to make a living. After her mother died in May 2020, she was rescued by social workers from her deteriorating living situation. Jesca is a healthy and sweet young lady full of love in her heart.
Birthdate: Juli 2017
Aneth grew up in the remote village of Mgeta outside the Morogoro region. She was raised by her grandmother. Her father died before she was born.
Damian grew up with his mother in a small cottage. When he was 6 months old his mother died of tuberculosis. He was taken in by his neighbours, as his father was in prison. After his father was released, his father tried to care for him. Together with the District Officer, the father and the neighbours decided to place Damian in the Mafiri Children’s Home to give him a better future.
Birthdate: December 2018
Baraka grew up with his mother, but her mental health was considerably deteriorated. As a result of this, the healthy Baraka was placed into the Mafiri Children’s Home.
Birthdate: April 2016
Agustino’s mother died 3 months after his birth, after which her sister took care of, and raised him. However, being plagued by an illness of her own, she was no longer able to take care of little Agustino. Agustino has no siblings, is Christian and belongs to the Luguru tribe. He has not been registered for school before, but is of course fully supported by us.
Mesia, with the traditional Maasai name Masiyori Ole Ning’ori grew up as an orphan among the Maasai. Due to her nomadic life, she was never able to go to school, but still wanted to learn to read and write. Due to additional circumstances she was finally accepted to the Mafiri Children Home.
Birthdate: October 2019
Thamson was born prematurely by caesarean section at 1.6 kg and was treated in the neonatal ward for a month until he weighed 2 kg. Thamson was the ninth child of his mother, who was the centre of the family. Due to her tragic death in spring 2021 and the difficult living conditions with his father, he was then taken in by us together with his brother Andrea.
Tariq’s mother disappeared when he was one year old. He was then taken in by his grandmother, but her health recently deteriorated badly. After the village board contacted Marcel, Tariq could be admitted to the Mafiri Childrem Home.