Felister

I am from the Masaai tribe. When my mother was very young, she ran away from home and was married. When she died from pneumonia, her body was returned to her parents to be buried since my dad had not paid the dowry. When this happened, my dad disappeared. He abandoned me and my older brother, Samuel. We were desperate. My grandfather took us in. In 2018, when I was 3 years old, my brother was rescued to the children’s home. Now that I’m ready for school and my tribe is known to marry girls off very young, I’m thankful to be living at the children’s home too. I’m in 1st grade.

K01-CFH/191