A few weeks ago, I interviewed Ms Teresa Wanjiku Njoroge for a news article (which failed to make it to publication). I thought I’d share her story here instead.
Had he stayed in South Sudan, Dani Abud would have remained just another one of the hundreds of thousands of faceless children whose futures remain dimmed by almost five years of a raging and devastating on-and-off civil war.
“I am turning 40 in two months. I am a single father of two children, both boys. I want a good life for them. I work hard so they can live an easier life than the one my parents gave me.
“I used to be married. My husband and I got a son but his family made him divorce me when they found out I was an abandoned child.