Jambo! My name is Peter and I don’t know how old I am. I do know that I survived most of my life by picking through the trash of Kitale. The only things I had were my little brother, Dan, and my little sister Angeline. I worked hard to find food for them to eat. I would do without to make sure Angeline had something to eat. One day when I was looking for food a man came and asked me if I wanted to live at Mattaw. He told me that I would have a home there with food and other children like me, and have a safe place to sleep. I told him that I had always dreamed of such a place, and that I would like to live there, but only if Dan and Angeline came with me. He told me he would work on making a place for us. The man did not come back for a long time. As I waited I lost hope, and believed that places like Mattaw existed only in the dreams of children like me.
Then one day the man came back and said Mattaw would now be our home. I now live at Mattaw with Dan and Angeline, and lots of other happy children.
The village nurse has a camera. She taught me to take pictures. I try to take good pictures for her. She sells cards from the pictures I take. If you buy a card, my village gets a bottle of vitamins. If everyone buys a card, there will be no hungry children in Africa.
I Hope You Like My Pictures!
Our First Shipment of Vitamins Reaches Mattaw!