Mother's Heart: how a 26-year-old British woman adopted 14 African orphans

Mother's Heart: how a 26-year-old British woman adopted 14 African orphans

Categories: Africa | Children | Society

While friends ran to discos and met with guys, 18-year-old Letty McMaster went as a volunteer to Tanzania. This trip changed her life. The girl was supposed to spend a month in an orphanage, but stayed there for three years. A young British woman became a foster mother for 14 orphaned children, giving them affection, care and love.Mother's Heart: how a 26-year-old British woman adopted 14 African orphansLetty McMaster took a sabbatical from university and decided to become a volunteer at an African orphanage. The girl was 18 years old when she arrived in Tanzania for a month. As a result, the British woman stayed in Africa for three years, raising and supporting the children she met. After the orphanage was closed, she took nine children to raise, because they had nowhere to go.

Mother's Heart: how a 26-year-old British woman adopted 14 African orphansLetty went to Tanzania in 2013, right after the school final exams. She planned to return home in a month and start studying at the university. Seeing how the orphans in the orphanage suffer from hunger and violence, the girl could not leave them there. The children were fed once a day, and they had to beg or steal money from tourists in order to survive. Beatings and humiliation were considered the norm, the psyche and health of the pupils were crippled. After what she saw, the British woman decided to create a family-type orphanage for orphans.

Mother's Heart: how a 26-year-old British woman adopted 14 African orphansIn 2016, the shelter in Tanzania was closed. Letty started fighting for the right to open a family-type orphanage in the city of Iringa. Nine children of the orphanage were left without a roof over their heads. A young British woman managed to establish a charity foundation "Children from the streets of Iriga". Subsequently, the girl took five more homeless children to a home shelter, becoming a foster mother for 14 pupils.

Mother's Heart: how a 26-year-old British woman adopted 14 African orphansNone of the orphans had ever gone to school before. They lived either on the street or in a shelter. After Letty took the children under her wing, the lives of young Africans completely changed. Now many of them are pleased with impressive achievements in school and in sports. Children are engaged in music, boxing, football and everything that they like. Some of the orphans, having grown up, also became volunteers.

Mother's Heart: how a 26-year-old British woman adopted 14 African orphansLetty is happy to see what success her adopted children are achieving. She is glad that she was able to give them a home, love and security. A large family lives on the money of a charitable foundation.

Mother's Heart: how a 26-year-old British woman adopted 14 African orphansLike all parents, the British woman checks the children's homework, listens to their school stories, goes with them to training sessions and competitions. Their life is no different from the life of an ordinary family.

Mother's Heart: how a 26-year-old British woman adopted 14 African orphansLetty doesn't have a life partner yet. She says that in the future she is ready to start a family and have children, but now she does not have time to think about it. In addition to caring for foster children, the British woman runs a homeless shelter that works three days a week. Here children from the streets can eat, get clothes and shelter. Together with the older boys, the foster mother walks the streets in the evenings to find the children who are in trouble and help them.

Meanwhile, in A modeling agency for children from orphanages and foster families has started working in Russia. The project allows children who are not pampered by life to find themselves in the fashion world and start earning money by mastering a prestigious profession.

Keywords: Homeless | Charity | Charity foundation | United kingdom | Volunteers | Upbringing | Home | Maternal love | Mother | Help | Foster family | Foster homes | Orphanage | Orphans | Tanzania | Street

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