Until Kivuli knocked on ACCI’s door, the pathway for David, aged 13, seemed to have been set.
Placed in a children’s home after his mother died and his father abandoned the family, David expected that this is where he’d be until he turned 18. Then, like so many other children who grow up in orphanages, he’d be out in the world on his own – with no family connections and no understanding of where he belonged…
When the Kivuli team began tracing David’s family history, they found he had a younger brother, aged six, living at a large orphanage nearby. Extraordinarily, the boys attended the same school but didn’t know they were brothers! The team then located an older sister and in time, made further links with David’s grandmother as well as an aunt and cousins. Even though David thought he was all alone, he had a whole family waiting for him!