Zaina is a 13-year-old orphan in a family of 10 being raised by a struggling mother who works their own garden before going out to find work in other gardens to provide money for the family. She gets little money for the work, so Zaina goes to school hungry, which she says leaves her stressed and dozing in school, making learning hard. When they cannot buy new books for school she finds it hard to stay motivated in her learning.  Her favorite foods are potatoes and beans; her favorite color, “I love white because it resembles milk!”

When their home became a hazard, ROWAN stepped in to build them a new one. Zaina wants you to know that she is happy about the new house.


Let’s help support Zaina when her mother is unable to!

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