Bina Foundation continues to find remedies to enliven the people with special needs. In pursuit of this noble objective, the team of Bina staff made a verification visit to the family of Chinyere and Onyeji. The couple died in 2010, leaving behind their two children Favor and Precious. Presently, the two orphaned children are living with their grandmother in Ugwuaji community of Enugu state, Nigeria. The children’s mother, Chinyere, became very sick in 2010 due to HIV/AIDS ailment. She died one week after the birth of her second child Precious, now two years old. The first child Favor is four years old. Their father Onyeji also became very sick and died six months later leaving Favor and Precious for a relative to take care of. The relative who has been taking care of the children fell sick and the responsibility now fell on the grandmother, Rebecca.
They are surviving through meager stipends she earns from menial jobs like cutting grass and and alms given to her by people of goodwill. Favor is in Nursery school while Precious is at home due to lack of school fees. Precious is currently sick and malnourished. The grandmother couldn’t afford the medical bills so she wasn’t taken to the hospital for medical treatment. They are really struggling financially and can barely eat three square meals a day due to poverty. Rebecca, the grandmother, expressed her sincere gratitude to Bina Foundation for their charitable activities to the needy and said, ‘I still thank God for giving me life and strength to take care of these children’. In the near future, Bina Foundation will carry out another free medical and charitable outreach to the community in order to minimize the suffering of targeted persons in that area.