A ottobre del 2017 riceviamo da parte di sr Alphonsa, superiora della missione Manyatta Alakara di Ngaremara (Kenya), una richiesta di aiuto per sottoporre una ragazza di 15 anni ad una costosa operazione all’anca. Confidando come sempre nel generoso supporto di tanti amici, accogliamo l’appello e ci impegniamo a trovare gli aiuti che servono a restituire una vita fisicamente normale a Jacinta che, come leggerete, ha una storia familiare fatta di estrema povertà materiale.
Questa l’email di sr Alphonsa con la richiesta di auto.
LA STORIA DI JACINTA LOBUN…
I am Jacinta Lobun 15 years old, born in Daaba, Isiolo County, Kenya in 2002. I was brought up in a single parent family. My Mother burns charcoal which are sold to the market, though it is prohibited in Kenya because of protection of environment. Since the soil is not good for cultivation, there is no any other way to meet our daily needs, my mother forced to do this to get daily bread. I have two sisters. We are in a grass thatched house which is single roomed it is used as kitchen and bed room. I used to help my mother bringing fire wood and water with 5 liter cans.
I could not carry heavy things because my one leg is weak, bones are not strong. While I was 4 years old one day had severe hip pain and suddenly the hip has deformed. My mother could not take me in an expert doctor because of lack of money. Sometime my class mates used to tease me when I walk like a lame person. I used to play with children nearby our house. Also occasionally I think that I could not help my mother in her hard work.
One day during a celebration one of my friend informed my mother about Alakara Home. Then I was brought to Manyatta Alakara where work Nirmala sisters. I am schooling ‘Ngaremara primary school and am in class six. I feel happy because I’am now in a place where I met everything that I need especially education. I like volleyball and football but running is a challenge for me. In future like to be a nurse to look after the patients.
The other day a Nirmala Sister took me to a visiting Orthopedic doctor from Italy at Naromoru. Doctor told me: “You can walk properly after an Operation and it is expensive”. It seems they put prosthesis to correct the hip. I am happy to hear that but the money I do not know. My mother could not raise that much money about 150,000 Kenyan shilling hospitalization. Hope and pray the almighty God will help me.
I praise and thank Lord for all the gifts showed on me. Also heartfelt thanks all those who are helping me to grow physically, mentally and spiritually.