Meet Michelle Naliaka

We’ve gotten a bit behind on our introductions of new kids at Precious Kids Center. We grew so fast and things got hectic so we have many new friends that have yet to be introduced. Stay tuned for more posts introducing all of our new precious ones.

Michelle comes from a town called Bungoma about two and a half hours away from Kitale. A visiting team had gone there to do a medical clinic and told us that there was a sweet little girl there that needed help. So we made the trek out to see her. We got there and found lots of people at her home and her mother greeted us with a big smile. I grabbed her up and sat down to talk to her mother to learn a little bit more about her. Her mom said that she had no problems until she was three years old and she just woke up one day and had regressed overnight. It took her time to learn how to sit again and to feed herself, but she has not yet learned to walk again. I don’t know much about this family but I do know that Michelle didn’t feel safe or comfortable in that home. She instantly latched on to us and didn’t want to go back with her mother after we held her. Her mom quickly changed her clothes and we loaded her up and she said goodbye.

Meeting Michelle for the first time

And bringing her back to the center the same day

Where she is from there is mostly one tribal group so she didn’t even know Swahili, but readily agreed to go with strangers that didn’t even speak her language. We got to the house and instantly knew that we made the right choice with Michelle. She was happy to meet our staff, many of which are able to communicate with her in her mother tongue, and instantly found new friends.

Michelle and her best friend Sherry

We can’t wait to see what the future holds for Michelle.

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