Shilla Mwanakwaba

Shilla Mwanakwaba is 11 years old and comes from Mukuni Village, she lost her mother when she was 6 and comes from a large family. She has been sponsored by The Butterfly Tree since December 2006. For the past few years she has looked after by an aunt who also has several younger children to care for. One of our representatives, who check on the welfare of our orphans, believed the Shilla was not receiving proper care with the aunt so is now living with her grandmother in nearby Livingstone town. Shilla, though missing her friends at Mukuni, is being well cared for and her grades at school, have greatly improved.

Photo: Shilla aged 11 years from Mukuni Village