Dome Emmanuel is one of the children at the LOHADA centers in Arusha, Tanzania.
Life at the LOHADA centers
Life at the LOHADA centers
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 Eyes that have seen the things Ester has seen shouldn’t look so happy. But Ester’s are spirited eyes, beaming with an inner light that seems divinely placed.   Ester K. and her brother, Ally, once lived in a mud-daub shelter with their mother in Njiro, outside Arusha. Their mother was destitute, struggling to feed herself and her young children.   One night a man entered the mud shack and murdered Ester’s mother. Ester and Ally were found sitting beside her body the next morning. Ester was 1 1/2 years old.  An uncle brought Ally and Ester to LOHADA.   “She was not talking at all — just sitting with her arms crossed the whole day,” says director Happiness Wambura.    But the LOHADA mamas kept doing what they do best. They bathed her. They fed her better and more food than she’d ever had. They prayed with her. They taught her to sing and play and trust again.  Now Ester is a perfect example of what love can accomplish. She tends to be a leader, and wants to be a teacher when she grows up. Her sweet smile and shining eyes are proof that, with a little nurturing, the human spirit can soar once more.
 Dorcas, one of the children at LOHADA's Camp Joshua children's center in Arusha, Tanzania.
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 Angel is one of the children at LOHADA's Camp Moses children's center in Arusha, Tanzania.
 Dome Emmanuel is one of the children at the LOHADA centers in Arusha, Tanzania.
Dome Emmanuel is one of the children at the LOHADA centers in Arusha, Tanzania.
Life at the LOHADA centers
Tanzania_2010_100_Bryson.jpg
 Eyes that have seen the things Ester has seen shouldn’t look so happy. But Ester’s are spirited eyes, beaming with an inner light that seems divinely placed.   Ester K. and her brother, Ally, once lived in a mud-daub shelter with their mother in Njiro, outside Arusha. Their mother was destitute, struggling to feed herself and her young children.   One night a man entered the mud shack and murdered Ester’s mother. Ester and Ally were found sitting beside her body the next morning. Ester was 1 1/2 years old.  An uncle brought Ally and Ester to LOHADA.   “She was not talking at all — just sitting with her arms crossed the whole day,” says director Happiness Wambura.    But the LOHADA mamas kept doing what they do best. They bathed her. They fed her better and more food than she’d ever had. They prayed with her. They taught her to sing and play and trust again.  Now Ester is a perfect example of what love can accomplish. She tends to be a leader, and wants to be a teacher when she grows up. Her sweet smile and shining eyes are proof that, with a little nurturing, the human spirit can soar once more.
Eyes that have seen the things Ester has seen shouldn’t look so happy. But Ester’s are spirited eyes, beaming with an inner light that seems divinely placed. Ester K. and her brother, Ally, once lived in a mud-daub shelter with their mother in Njiro, outside Arusha. Their mother was destitute, struggling to feed herself and her young children. One night a man entered the mud shack and murdered Ester’s mother. Ester and Ally were found sitting beside her body the next morning. Ester was 1 1/2 years old.An uncle brought Ally and Ester to LOHADA. “She was not talking at all — just sitting with her arms crossed the whole day,” says director Happiness Wambura.  But the LOHADA mamas kept doing what they do best. They bathed her. They fed her better and more food than she’d ever had. They prayed with her. They taught her to sing and play and trust again.Now Ester is a perfect example of what love can accomplish. She tends to be a leader, and wants to be a teacher when she grows up. Her sweet smile and shining eyes are proof that, with a little nurturing, the human spirit can soar once more.
 Dorcas, one of the children at LOHADA's Camp Joshua children's center in Arusha, Tanzania.
Dorcas, one of the children at LOHADA's Camp Joshua children's center in Arusha, Tanzania.
LOHADA Happiness dances.jpg
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 Angel is one of the children at LOHADA's Camp Moses children's center in Arusha, Tanzania.
Angel is one of the children at LOHADA's Camp Moses children's center in Arusha, Tanzania.
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