Eric was born in Othaya district to a single mother. In addition to caring for her children, his mother was the primary caregiver for her sister, who was living with HIV. One day, on a trip to visit her sister who was in the hospital being treated for an opportunistic infection, she arrived to find that her sister had passed away in the evening. This caused her to faint and go into shock, and subsequently die herself. This left Eric and his young sister Eva (also listed on Givology!) with no family to support them.
Francis, the director of Baraka Children's Centre, heard the story of Eric and Eva, and agreed to take them in. Since arriving at the centre, they have been able to take advantage of many newfound opportunities.
Eric is a strong student who always ranks near the top of his class, and has made good friends with the other children in school and at the center. He was also able to get a pair of glasses, which has fixed a recurring problem with headaches and should allow him to achieve even better grades! He has found a real family at Baraka Children's Centre, and uses Francis’ last name as his own on school assignments.
21 JUN 2011Take a look at the letter Eric just sent us: To help Eric realize his dream of becoming an engineer, click here!