Promise Giving Children’s Family is so far accommodating an average of 100 children, which are day old babies to 18 years, our major objective is in the area of child protection. Most of our babies are salvaged from unhealthy environs like the pit latrines, waste bins and some stay out the whole night before they are rescued.
On average, we receive at most 5 babies a month who mostly come from Mkuru Kwa Jenga, Soweto, Mathare and Saika Slums either by being abandoned or neglected. Once these children are abandoned, they are denied the right to breastfeed hence making them prone to diseases, their immune systems become very weak hence they require medical attention. We rescue children who are malnourished as a result of mothers who suffer from post pregnancy depression, the babies are either underfed or denied the nutrients they require for growth.
Child care being our major objective, PGCF takes upon itself to bring these babies back to health and it becomes quite costly as they require special attention and food supplements that are rich in nutrients. Some of the children that we rescue from the situation surrounding their abandonment is not clear during the admission, but after a thorough check up in the hospital, we are able to find out that they suffer from internal injuries, it now becomes our duty to cater for the medical expenses of these children which is very expensive.
It is not every ailment we are able to treat in our first aid clinic; we therefore make necessary referrals to other specialized hospitals where we meet the cost of treatment and medicines. The medicines are very expensive and most hospitals are shying away from waiving the amount as they also suffer the cost of buying the medicines.
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