The Nzirambi Education Fund Trailer
Five years ago the Nzirambi Education Fund was established, inspired by a young girl at the orphanage named Veronica. At the time, she was 16-years old-and the third highest scoring student in her entire district with very big dreams to go to law school in university. These were especially big dreams considering her unfortunate start in life -- she had been left at the orphanage when she was just a baby after her mother died of AIDS. When she first came to the orphanage there were only a handful of other children there – but the number continued to grow, and today, Veronica has more than 100 brothers and sisters at the orphanage. They are all children whose families could not – or would not -- take care of them: most of them are there because their mothers died in childbirth, some lost their parents to AIDS and sadly, some are there because they were abandoned – sometimes in bushes, once in a garbage dump on Christmas Day, and others were tossed into latrines. These newborns are the most vulnerable of all -- brought to the orphanage, cared by House Mothers who love them back to life.