The team have welcomed several new babies recently. Each has their own story but all of them are in need of immediate shelter, round the clock care and good nutrition while they can regain their health before moving back to their communities.
At six months old, Shira came to Open Arms on the 6th of October after being left at the bus depot in central Blantyre, where well-wishers found her and took her to the local police station.
Working with Blantyre social welfare officers, Shira's Mother was shortly found and, after assessment, hospitalised so she could receive the proper care and support for her mental health needs. Unfortunately, Shira’s father remains unknown at this time.
From this point, Shira came into the care of the team at Open Arms.
Shira is a healthy, bubbly little girl who is sitting independently and now starting to learn to crawl.
Shabil and Falihana Wines
Born on the 1st of September in Mmadi Msosa village in the Mangochi district, twins Shabil and Falihana came to Open Arms on the 5th of September after their mother died from high blood pressure.
Shabil came to us weighing 9.9kg. Looking further into their family history, the twin's Mother suffered from medical conditions which, unfortunately, has contributed to Shabil showing signs of blindness during daylight hours.
The good news is that through the care at Open Arms, Shabil is now receiving the medical attention he not only needs but deserves, which will prevent further damage.
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