Samuel

Total Orphan


Full Name:

Samuel Okinyi

 

Age:

12 years

 

Status:

Total Orphan

Story:

Samuel has to cope with a traumatic past. He lost both of his parents to HIV/AIDS. The only choice he has, is to live with his grandmother as well as his cousin Brighton.

This is a very common situation on Mfangano Island. Due to the approximative HIV-rate of 40% on the island, there is almost a whole generation missing, which leads to the situation that often little children live with their grandparents.