Story of Brenda – A Rescue Dada Beneficiary

Story of Brenda* - A Rescue Dada Beneficiary

My name is Brenda, I am 12 years old and in grade 3. I have 1 sister and 7 brothers.  We live with my single mother who separated from my dad in 2016.

My life before joining RDC was hard, I had to stay out of school due to lack of school fees as my mother had no job. We would go to the malls and traffic jams to borrow money and food  with my siblings and mother and give my mother what we got. We also sought plastics and scrap metal in the dumpsite.

In February 2018, we met a social worker from Rescue Dada Centre who talked to me. I was reluctant at first because I had freedom in the streets, but when I went, I met other girls who I knew before from the streets. I also went through counseling and also resumed learning. They supported me to join Kamiti primary and bought uniform for me. At the same time, my mother was helped to start a business and she could supply for us.

But now my mother’s business has been greatly affected and we barely have enough food to eat. We sleep on the floor and we have my brothers sharing a room with us so there is no privacy. The place we reside in people do not wear masks; they do not believe that Corona exists.

I hope for a better life in future.

We are therefore requesting you to help us raise USD 10,000 to support 50 families to keep former street connected girls out of the street and carry them through the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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