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Mbado Siblings

            When Sabuli was in Kinshasa at her sister’s house, Dieu was going door to door begging for food or money. Sabuli was in the house when she heard her nieces and nephews yelling, “Get out! You are evil! You killed your parents!” So she went to investigate and found a little boy, Dieu, 11 years old, filthy dirty and crying in the doorway. Sabuli got down and hugged him, and brought him into the house and sat him down to hear what he had to say. Dieu told her that all yesterday, he walked up and down trying to find metal to sell to feed his three sisters, but he didn’t find any and he was trying to find a job to work to buy bread for his sisters. Some times he would help people carry their groceries from the store to the car and hope they give him money, but he hadn’t been able to bring home food in many days and this morning, one of his sisters couldn’t stand up and he was scared that she was going to die soon if he couldn’t bring food home.

Sabuli asked him what happened to his parents and he told her that his father died and his mother remarried. When his step father couldn’t find a job, he blamed it on us and said that we have an evil spirit and sent us away. Now, we are homeless and we sleep on the street. My sisters are so little, they can’t work but I try and find work.

Sabuli went with him to go find his sisters, and they were cold and shaking and dirty and Nicole couldn’t stand up because it had been so long since they last ate. Sabuli washed them and fed them. Then she found their grandmother and went to go talk with her. Their grandmother told Sabuli that the children have an evil spirit and she would not let them in her home and didn’t care what happened to the 4 kids. So Sabuli brought them home with her on the plane to Gemena and located them into the Center. And today, they have almost made a full recovery from their extreme malnutrition.

 
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Pricilia Mbado

 
Pricilia is 8 years old, she was born in Kinshasa. She is the third sibling in the Mbado family. Pricilia is in second grade, and her favorite subject is Math. She really likes to play (especially with Sophia and her sister Nicole) and she likes music. When she gets older, she would like to sew clothes like Benie.

Pricilia is 8 years old, she was born in Kinshasa. She is the third sibling in the Mbado family. Pricilia is in second grade, and her favorite subject is Math. She really likes to play (especially with Sophia and her sister Nicole) and she likes music. When she gets older, she would like to sew clothes like Benie.

 

 

 

Nicole Mbado

Nicole is the youngest of the Mbado children and the one who suffered the worst malnutrition when the siblings were taken into the center. Nicole is 5 years old, born in Kinshasa. This year she is attending Kindergarten for the first time and she really likes it. She especially likes memorizing and reciting things. When she is at the center, her favorite friends to play with are Sophia and her sister Pricilia. Nicole also likes to use corn or bananas and carry them around, taking care of them like baby dolls. When she gets older, Nicole  wants to be a mommy.    

Nicole is the youngest of the Mbado children and the one who suffered the worst malnutrition when the siblings were taken into the center. Nicole is 5 years old, born in Kinshasa. This year she is attending Kindergarten for the first time and she really likes it. She especially likes memorizing and reciting things. When she is at the center, her favorite friends to play with are Sophia and her sister Pricilia. Nicole also likes to use corn or bananas and carry them around, taking care of them like baby dolls. When she gets older, Nicole  wants to be a mommy.

 

 

Dieu Mbado

Dieu Mbado is 12 years old, he was born in Kinshasa. When I asked him what he remembers about  he immediately withdrew and looked down, shoulders hunched over. “I remember waking up early in the morning to go find work so I could feed my siblings” he says quietly. Dieu says loves living at the center because he gets to go to school and he gets to eat. Dieu is in 3rd grade and his favorite subject to study is French. In his free time, he likes to play soccer, and when he is done with school, he dreams of becoming a pilot. Nothing particular inspired this dream but he says that when he sees the airplanes fly, it makes him happy. If he was a pilot, Dieu says that he would fly to the US to study. Dieu asks that you would be praying for him to be smart. 

Dieu Mbado is 12 years old, he was born in Kinshasa. When I asked him what he remembers about  he immediately withdrew and looked down, shoulders hunched over. “I remember waking up early in the morning to go find work so I could feed my siblings” he says quietly.

Dieu says loves living at the center because he gets to go to school and he gets to eat. Dieu is in 3rd grade and his favorite subject to study is French. In his free time, he likes to play soccer, and when he is done with school, he dreams of becoming a pilot. Nothing particular inspired this dream but he says that when he sees the airplanes fly, it makes him happy. If he was a pilot, Dieu says that he would fly to the US to study.

Dieu asks that you would be praying for him to be smart. 

Benie Mbado

Benie is the second sibling in the Mbado family. She is 10 years old, born in Kinshasa, and she is in 4th grade. In school, French is her favorite subject. Benie says that life before the center was not good, but now she likes living at the center. In her free time, she likes to cook and sing. When she gets older, she would like to be a seamstress. Benie was taught how to sew when a team from Peninsula Covenant Church came, and she is very proud to have even sewn her own quilt already. Benie asks that you would be praying that she would be smart. Read more of the orphan's stories  

Benie is the second sibling in the Mbado family. She is 10 years old, born in Kinshasa, and she is in 4th grade. In school, French is her favorite subject.

Benie says that life before the center was not good, but now she likes living at the center. In her free time, she likes to cook and sing. When she gets older, she would like to be a seamstress. Benie was taught how to sew when a team from Peninsula Covenant Church came, and she is very proud to have even sewn her own quilt already.

Benie asks that you would be praying that she would be smart.

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