A fundraiser to support an abandoned child
Organized by: Grace Marucha
Dear all, I am initiating this fundraiser to support the upbringing of a one week old baby girl who was abandoned on the eve of world mothers day, the 7th of May, 2016 on the roadside near a small clinic in Ruai, Kenya. The sound of a crying baby from a tightly wrapped plastic bag drew the attention of one of the nurses who was on duty in that small clinic that fateful night. She immediately called my friend who lives in an apartment adjacent to the clinic and together they rescued the baby and took her in. It was a rainy night and luckily the heavy rains had just stopped at the time of rescue! While attending to the baby, the police were notified about the incident and promised to show up. However, none showed up so my friend together with the nurse stayed all night until the next day. At 1600 hours on the 8th of May, 2016, the baby was taken to the nearby police station, a statement was recorded and an OB issued. After which, the police left the baby in the custody of my friend, Mandela until anyone comes to claim ownership of the baby. So far, it is a week since this happened and no one has shown up to claim the baby. Therefore, my friend consulted his long term girlfriend and they have decided to raise the baby as their own instead of running to a children’s home who hardly accept babies of this age. However, my friend Mandela, the good Samaritan is currently a self sponsored masters student at the University of Nairobi looking forward to graduate sometime next year, is seeking for financial assistance to support baby Blessing until his graduation after which he will take a full responsibility of the child and raise her to an adorable, well educated, compassionate and responsible woman. This money will cover her insurance, medical requirements, food, clothing and an emergency kitty. I have known Mandela to be a responsible individual, who shows compassion to the vulnerable in the society, has an admirable passion for wildlife and always advocates for fairness. It is not surprising that against all odds, he is willing to take this responsibility. It is because of this, that I believe baby Blessing will be better off under Mr. Mandela’s care and she will have an opportunity to embrace the love of family and grow up like any other child with a mum and dad. Therefore, I urge all of us to support this noble course and be part and parcel of this life changing moments to baby Blessing. Thank you in advance, Grace.