We visited our sponsor child Elizabeth Anindo in Esikhuyu, Western Kenya. Elizabeth is 14 years old and lives with her father, mother and three siblings in the hills of Esikhuyu. They live in a small house with dirt floors and mud walls. Her mother works on a field to grow food crops. Her father cuts trees and sells the wood to earn some money, about €10 per month. Elizabeth helps with the household chores, like getting water and preparing food. She is going to primary school and to the activities of the church. She really likes playing soccer and jumping a rope.
We have compassion for Elizabeth. Literary this means having a deep awareness of the suffering of another coupled with the wish to relieve it. The organisation Compassion is dedicated to the long-term development of children in impoverished areas. Elizabeth was fortunate to be part of this programme which provides her food, clean water, medical care and education.