Below is some information on the children being cared for within the All Nations Mozambique house. If you think you would like to support one of our children through sponsorship, please contact us.
The cost of sponsorship is £20 per month, which contributes towards food, care, clothing and medicine for the child. Project Moz sends every single penny of your £20 sponsorship to care for these children.
Birthday: 13th March 2006
Arrived: 14th May 2007
Paulo was abandoned by his Mother when he was one, at a local school.. A few weeks after his arrival, his father came to see him at All Nations. As Paulo’s parents are divorced, his father had gone to visit him and found that Paulo and his mother were gone. Eventually he found his son with the help of Social welfare. The father is extremely poor and without work, so Paulo has remained at All Nations.
Paulo is a real mischief maker. Together with the other boys he keeps the educators on their toes! As soon as he thinks he isn’t being watched he goes to the fridge, the pantry or the bin (!) to search for food. If he is caught he will show a small amount of remorse, but will still try the same trick again the next time the opportunity arises!
Birthday: 18th November 2006
Arrived: 4th July 2008
Abu and Junior are brothers. After their mother abandoned them she sent them to their grandmother. One day two women saw the grandmother with the two boys at a rail station. No one knows exactly what happened next, but their Grandmother left, leaving Abu and Junior with the two women. The women brought them to a police station who sent them to the babyhouse.
Abu’s past has left a marked effect on him. He is a little boy in need of a massive amount of love and affection; something he is constantly seeking. It used to be very hard to make him smile, but now that he has grown in confidence and received love and affection from the All Nations team, he is a very happy and content little boy.
Birthday: 17th April 2005
Arrived: 4th July 2008
Abu and Junior are brothers. After their mother abandoned them she sent them to their grandmother. One day two women saw the grandmother with the two boys at a rail station. No one knows exactly what happened next, but their Grandmother left, leaving Abu and Junior with the two women. The women brought them to a police station who sent them to All Nations.
Junior is a bright, lively boy, who seems to have coped better with his past experiences than his brother has. He is very mature for his age and takes on responsibilties within the house to help out the Educators who care for him, such as helping with laundry and cleaning, He is really good friends with Pedro and Izak. He does really well at school, and has a very distinctive laugh that gets everyone laughing with him!
Birthday: 15th December 2004
Arrived: September 2005
Idrussi ("Dudu") was born on the 15th of December 2004. Both his mother and father died of AIDS and so Dudu was left at a small church at Camp2000 (a refugee camp after the 2000 floods). The church could not take care of him, so Dudu came to All Nations in 2005. He was malnourished and had sores all over his body, including in his mouth and down his throat, which meant he struggled severely with eating.
Despite having some ongoing difficulties with his health, Dudu now stays well most of the time. He still has to visit the doctor often as he suffers with ear problems and cognitively he is a little behind children of his age. Despite all this he is a very happy boy who loves to sing, run around and together with Luis and Paulo he is always on the look out for something to eat!
He is great friends with Hawa, and they spend a great deal of time playing together. Dudu has taken it upon himself to protect Hawa from the world!
Birthday: 16th March 2004
Arrived: July 2005
Marcelino's mother left him and his father. His father didn't have the resources to take care for his son because he was unemployed and living in a small grass hut. When Marcelino came to All Nations, he was malnourished.
Despite eating huge portions every meal time he has remained very small for his age. However what Marcelino lacks in stature he makes up for in character. He is one of the oldest children, and is best friends with Pieter and Rika’s youngest son, Philip.
He often behaves like the leader of the babies and many of the group riots can be tracked back to Marcelino as the ringleader! He can be particularly rebellious at bedtime, when he will encourage the boys to keep jumping out of bed once they have been tucked in for the night! His cheeky grin and incredible sense of humour makes him very popular with the visitors.
Birthday: 12th August 2003
Arrived: July 2006
Aninha was born on the 12th of August 2003 and is the oldest child in the house. Her mum abandoned her and her father denies she is his daughter. She was left to live by herself, only able to eat if the neighbours had spare food to give her. One night the chief of the area found her walking through the streets of the village crying, and decided to take her to All Nations. She arrived wearing her Father’s underwear and having had nothing to eat for four days. Her teeth have suffered due to this sort of malnourishment.
She is a joyful, helpful and very caring little girl who always wants to help out with the younger children. She was the first of the children at the house to start formal schooling in January 2009 and has done very well there since.
Birthday: 9th June 2005
Arrived: August 2005
Luis was born on the 9th June 2005. Two months later he came to the babyhouse, when both his parents died of AIDS. Luis was very poorly when he arrved at the babyhouse, and was suffering from malnourishment, malaria, an ear infection and a chest infection. Because he was so ill, he wasn’t able to eat or drink, and had to have a feeding tube put down his mouth.
Despite underlying health difficulties, Luis has proved to be one of the little miracles at the babyhouse, and is now one of the healthiest children there. The medicine he is on has played a part in making him much stronger and allowing him to gain weight. The difference between the photo of him when he arrived, and how he is now is incredible.
Together with the other boys, Luis is another little troublemaker. He likes digging around in the bin, and will try and pinch food from some of the younger girls. If he realises he is in trouble, he will hide and start crying crocodile tears to escape a telling off!
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