Provide a HOME for Kenya's Street-Children 2015

 
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Nov 4, 2013

Philip

Philip
Philip

Expanding Opportunities' Beverly Stone and two volunteers, Mike and Liz went into town on Thursday October 31. It wasn't long before a little boy dressed in some rather smelly clothes popped out from behind a truck with his hand out. He was holding a bottle of the infamous glue that street children sniff to remain high, not quite so hungry and rather warm. This little fellow's name was Philip. He was wearing two very dirty, and torn jackets.  It is rather cold at night and very warm during the day. He keeps the jackets on so he doesn't lose them for the evening cold sleep on the sidewalk.

We took him to a local restaurant collecting another boy along the way. in exchange for the bottle of glue, we purchase something for them to eat. While they had their tea and mandazi, we asked questions.  The boy's name is Philip.  He had walked to town about two months ago after his mother beat him for stealing a shlling.

This is not unusual. Each of the hundreds of children living on the streets has his or her own story to tell. Often these children have forgotten to tell a 100% truthful story, but Expanding Opportunities intends to follow up on everything he told us and find the best way to help him.

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Beverly Stone

Brooks, Maine United States

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