Display a printer-friendly version of this page. Display a PDF version of this page.

Mwanamgeni (Mia)

Birthday

Sunday, 28. August 2005

History

Mwanamgeni (4 years), her twin sister Maimuna and her little brother Kea (1 year) joined our Nice View family on 29Jun2009.

After the death of the father the mother was all alone and fully without means. When she could not feed the children anymore she approached the Youth Welfare Office in Kwale and from there Nice View was informed. When we arrived in Kwale, we found a desperate mother with her three completely neglected, small children. The two girls are too small for their age, and we could not believe that they are already 4 years old. All three children have severe swollen bellies what is usually a sign of malnutrition or parasite infestation. When the mother wanted to suckle Kea, we could see her entirely pinched body, and there was no milk for the baby.

We drove with the mother, an older daughter and the three small ones to the hospital in Msambweni. The results of the HIV tests were luckily negative, and in the evening Kea, Mwanamgeni (we call her Mia) and Maimuna (Mona) could start their new life as members of the Nice View Family.

Career

August 2009: Mia, twin sister Mona and her little brother Kea are the youngest of 7 children. Since no children’s home, including us, has the ability to admit 7 children at once, unfortunately, the children had to be separated. The oldest son (approximately 16 years old) could stay with his mother, a around 14 years old girl was taken in by a rescue center (the same center which provided refuge to the young mothers of some of our babies) and two younger girls were accommodated by another children’s home.

Mia is the smaller of the twins and with her 4 years just as tall as a 2 years old child. Since it is not difficult to distinguish between the twins, we assume they are non-identical. Compared with our other children, both are never in a bad mood. They are befriends to everyone, come running when they see you, and you always get a hug. After the summer break they will go to kindergarten.

November 2010: Our little Mia with the deep voice is the lighter-skinned one of the twin girls. She is always up for fun, has an infectious laugh and is very ticklish. She and Mona are now in the reception class (preschool). Her health somewhat worries us, and we went with her to a children’s doctor in Mombasa. There is no final medical evidence yet, but she might suffer from asthma.

April 2012: Contrary to her twin sister, Mia is still in Reception Class and not in school yet. Nevertheless, she got a good assessment, has a broad vocabulary and is very diligent. She is a cheerful, lively and affectionate child. She is very caring, does not snitch on other children and does usually what she is asked for.  

October 2013: Mia is now in school. She is a nice and funny girl, but suffers from time to time under her bigger and stronger twin sister. It is, therefore, for Mia of advantage that Mona is in class 2 already and shares the bedroom with the older girls like Sarah or Mary.

January 2016: Mia is in class 4 with Neema and Agape. She's a good, hard-working student with a thirst for knowledge. The nice, cheerful and popular girl has a contagious laughter that's enchanting everyone. Besides playing the drums she has a beautiful voice and therefore often takes on the role of a lead singer and dancer.