Can you imagine… a baby left on a train with a stranger? A newborn found in a latrine? A toddler abandoned in a marketplace? A tiny infant discovered at a cemetery? All these are true stories reported by our project partner in Lusaka, Zambia. Like Kenya and Uganda, Zambia has been ravaged by the AIDS epidemic. The paucity of medical services and government support for the poor has created a very hostile environment for children, making the need for our projects painfully obvious. House of Moses is a crisis nursery and home for abandoned, malnourished and orphaned children. The children they take in don’t have any other place to go – the mother often has died in childbirth or they might have been exposed by a desperate parent unable to care for the child - and are often in bad condition. At House of Moses the babies are nursed back to health without any high-tech medical equipment, but around-the-clock love and care instead. Almost all of them thrive, developing normally and growing strong and healthy.
Since long-term a family setting is always preferable to an orphanage for the well-being of the child, our project partner works hard to reunite the healthy babies with extended family or find a loving adoptive family for them. They have saved countless children’s lives over the years and yet, the need is still great.
Here is a story of a little boy who now has a bright future ahead of him: