Joshua

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Date of birth: 26th January 2007

Joshua came to us in July 2008 aged 1yr 5m. His mother was 14 when she gave birth to him and died only weeks after. His father was 16 and H.I.V. positive. He had no fixed income and in 2011 we learned that he had died. An old woman in the village provided some care for him but she often left him with people who abused him. When we received Joshua he had Malaria which was so bad he was having seizures making it difficult for him to breathe. He also had typhoid, a very bad cough and cigarette burns from the abuse.

He is a charming boy with a well-developed sense of fun and is often full of mischief. He has a wonderful sense of rhythm and on hearing music finds it impossible to stand still!

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