Prisca was orphaned shortly after turning one when her mother died from an illness. Both Prisca and her twin sister Francisca were moved to be with their aunt.
When they arrived, they were dirty, undernourished and clearly in need of love and attention. But just look at them now! They are a healthy weight, fully vaccinated and developing well at nursery.
Sadly they’ve not had any visitors since they came into the home, but they’ve settled in so well and finally have the one-to-one love and support they so desperately needed.
Although they had the same start in life, Prisca and Francisca have different ways of responding to their worlds. Francisca thrived from the word go and loved the attention she got and new friends to play with, whereas Prisca has been a little more reserved, sometimes needing a little extra encouragement to join in. But with the support of our ‘mothers’, her gentle nature is starting to shine through.
Child sponsorship is a way in which supporters can provide a regular monthly gift for a child at Open Arms, and it is this kind of reliable income that gives us the confidence to go beyond the day-to-day; to make decisions and plan for their future.
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