I would like to introduce Wendpanga Mariam to you. She was born on July 22, 2011 at the hospital here in Yako.
Mariam's mother is just 20 years old and she is not well mentally. Her father is 69 years old. This past week, when Mariam's mother tried to kill her by throwing her down on the ground, her father came to us asking for help.
Mariam's long-term future is not sure but for now, we will care for her until she is 12 months old. Then her father will decide whether the mother is capable of caring for Mariam or whether he will find an aunt or someone else in the family to care for her