Lucy Wangui, a teenage girl from Nairobi, Dandora slums. She has been pushed to the wall by circumstances. The teenage had no alternative but to breastfeed and look after her two month old sister after their mother succumbed.
In mid- November this year, Wangui’s mother passed away while in hospital. She was undergoing treatment at the Kiambu County Referral Hospital. Not only is the 18 year old Wangui taking care of her sister but she is also, a mother to her 7 months old daughter. She does turn taking in order to take care of the two infants.
Teenage Girl Struggles.
The family of seven siblings all look up to their elder brother. Kevin Kamau who is a boda boda rider is their breadwinner. He has no option but to fend for their family despite the current financial crisis. While speaking to a local newsoutlet, he has admitted that the family is struggling so as to make both ends meet. He has even gone ahead to give his contacts so that any well -wisher can come to their aid. For inquiries and all well-wishers do contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We have not yet received any support. But we are glad to know that Kenyans are willing to contribute and assist us. It is really tough for us.” Stated the twenty two year old.
Food and Financial crisis in the family
The family of seven, reside in a one-room mabati house. It is located in Dandora Canaan which is located a few kilometers from the Korogocho slums. Wangui apparently is a primary school dropout. To her life has shown her its rough side. She has opened up on the food crisis they have. Apparently, she has not been having a balanced diet and she is also struggling to feed the two babies simultaneously.
“The food we eat is not enough and my milk production is low. I kindly request donors to support us. We boost what we get from well-wishers and also my brothers wages,” said Lucy Wangui during an interview.
The young teenage mother also adds that neighbors have been generous enough to them. They are so so kind to them because they are sharing the little they have. She has expressed a lot of gratitude to them despite the hard circumstances. The same neighbors also ensured Wangui’s mother was given a dent burial. Her prayer is someone will someday come to their aid.
She hopes well-wishers will help in supporting her take care of her children and also sponsor her education. She desires at one time to resume classes and complete her education. However, if that is not possible, she hopes to get employment so that she can add up her brother’s income.
Netizens are expressing their views and some are making efforts to help the young teenage girl and her siblings. Sharing is caring