Gatline

Partial Orphan


Full Name:

Gatline Atieno

 

Age:

5 years

 

Status:

Partial Orphan

Story:

When Gatline was about 2 or 3 years old, her mother passed away, leaving her alone with her father, who can't take care of her because of his blindness, which is a major problem on Mfangano Island. As a result, they now live with an old man and a couple other children in a way too small cow dung hut under extremely bad circumstances. Nonetheless, she hasn't lost her joyful character.