Oderlania is 14 years old and in year 5 at The University of Life. She lives in a very precarious situation in a small shack at the side of an open sewer in the slums. She has 4 brothers and sisters and is looked after by her mother.
In order to survive, Oderlania’s mother wakes up at 5am each day and goes out onto the streets to collect rubbish which she can sell for recycling.
Francisca, Oderlania’s mother, believes greatly in the importance of education and desperately wants her children to benefit from the services that UNiViDA offers. However, for the last few years, Oderlania has been unable to come to the project because she was needed to look after her younger siblings.
This year Oderlania has been able to return to The University of Life with two of her younger sisters. She faces many challenges but says, “I don’t want to be like other girls my age who are all prostitutes or already pregnant.”
Please pray for Oderlania, you can see that she has already lived a very difficult life. She is a blessing to us and we love to serve her and see her smile, learn and enjoy being in the safe and peaceful environment of the project.