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.