On November 28th, the sisters, volunteers and residents of Anawim Home joyfully welcomed four new additions.
Sister Oresoa and the Anawim family would like to introduce to you Catherine, Anna, Emmanuel, and Emmanuella.
The Anawim Home is known across Nigeria as a place where the orphaned, the abandoned, the ill and the otherwise destitute are given hope. The sisters provide home, temporary shelter, necessary education, medical care, nutrition and any other basic necessities to people who are most in need. Even for Anawim however, it is a rare day when they welcome four babies at once.
On the morning of November 28th, two little girls, Catherine and Anna, were born within hours of each other to two of the ladies living at Anawim Home. One of the new mothers is a mentally disabled woman who now lives with and is cared for by the sisters. The other new mother is one of the unwed young girls who Sister Oresoa and her nuns took in when she found herself pregnant with nowhere else to go.
Hours later that same November day the sisters found two separate babies left at the gates of their two compounds in Gwagwalada and Kaduna. Immediately taking in these abandoned infants, the sisters named them, a boy and a girl, Emmanuel and Emmanuella, Hebrew for “God is with us.”
The Anawim Sisters are working tirelessly in shifts around the clock to care for the beautiful children who they fondly call the “Anawim Quintuplets.”
HFWA is working with the sisters to determine how best to help meet the medical, nutritional, clothing and other necessities of these four babies.
Please consider making a donation that will go directly to help the sisters at Anawim Home support these children who, with great help from these untiring and determined workers, have lived against all odds.