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Date of birth: 22nd November 2005​

Vanessa came to us in 2010. Her mother had H.I.V. and there was no sign of her father although we believe he did live with them at some point. She was concerned about the welfare of her child as her illness progressed. She handed Vanessa over and said that she would go back to her village to die.

Vanessa is a ‘little mother ‘in the Kwagala house and loves to play at making meals and busying herself at pretend cooking. She has a very gentle manner and has the most wonderful smile, it lights up the room. She has the makings of a really beautiful young lady in every way one day.

Vanessa is now 10 years old. Last year she was accepted to go to the African Outreach Academy boarding school in Luwero. So along with Joy and Faith, she boards every term and comes home for the holidays. Vanessa is settling into school and is doing well. When she is home, she loves playing with dolls, dancing and singing.

Vanessa Gallery