| Feb 5, 2020
Keeping families together
Maria and her baby boy
Part of our work in the abandoned babies programme is to help families in need and prevent child abandonment due to poverty.
Like in the case of Maria. Maria grew up in an orphanage. Both of her parents had drinking problems. Her father abandoned them when she was little, her mother started to drink more so all the children were taken to the orphanage.
From the age of 11 she lived in an orphanage, after leaving boarding school she enrolled for a cooking course and successfully completed.
A few years later she met her boyfriend and became pregnant. Her boyfriend tried to persuade her to have an abortion, but she was determined to raise this child even if she had to do it alone.
Nine months later her son was born, he has a very weak immune system and from the first days of his life, doctors prescribed him antibiotics, which further weakened his immunity.
She was on her own and needed help. She was worried she will not be able to help her son and provide for him. She was given a room into a hostel. Maria asked for our help. We helped her settle in her new home and bought the necessary furniture.
She got a job as a cook in a nursery however just 2 weeks after working there only 2 weeks her son got sick. He was initially treated for a cold, but the diagnosis was not confirmed.
Also, pneumonia and bronchitis were suspected but not confirmed. At the moment, there is a suspicion of tuberculosis, the test results are expected soon. We helped her register the baby to a more qualified diagnostic centre.
Maria is very grateful for the help and believes that all the good people who come to her life are sent to her by God.
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Helping Maria with the basics