People’s voices for Poor Orphans and Vulnerable People - Proud of Tanzania Foundation (PoTF)

People’s voices for Poor Orphans and Vulnerable People

The Foundation is asking for financial and material support to Ms Lailatul Makaranga aged 15 years old living in Dar es Salaam. She has a long tragedy history. She is an orphan and left the village to escape his father’s persecution after his mother’s death. The goal of escaping to Dar es Salaam is to find house maid jobs. While doing housework in the city, she faced many challenges, including being sexually assaulted by the father of the house where she was working, along with the male family members of the house. To avoid this harassment she decided to look for another job and managed to get a new job in a hotel in Dar es Salaam. This time she met an engineer who worked for a Turkish company that built a standard gauge railway from Dar es Salaam to Morogoro. This engineer was romantically attracted to her and tricked her into marrying him. Unfortunately, before the engagement, she got pregnant but the engineer denied the pregnancy and disappeared into the unknown because he was afraid to take care of the pregnancy and the child would end. So until today Lailatul and her daughter remained without any help. Moreover, the second employer owner of the hotel fired her from work and Lailatul cannot return to her village for fear of her aggressive father. She needs to pay for the rent, food and medical. The challenge she has is staying hungry for many days without food despite the pregnancy she had. A group of graduate girls from one of the universities here in the country identified Lailatul and her challenges. This Good Samaritan girls the Proud of Tanzania Foundation heard the sound of her cry came forward with sympathy by donating a small amount of money to pay for her treatment, food and clinic as well as surgery during the delivery of her one-year-old daughter. The biggest challenge now is to find money to start life for both Lailatul and her daughter and to pay for the medical insurance that she has not yet found a solution for.