Cate- Add a Room Initiative Need

Cate is 10 years old now and she is 3 months pregnant, I heard of her story and decided to visit her and know what happened.

While doing an interview with Cate I found out that she was impregnated while sleeping outside, she doesn’t know the father of her baby because she has been raped severally by different men at different nightshift when asleep. The men will just appear from nowhere and rape her repeatedly since she is sleeping outside and has no security.

She can share with her mother but it has become a normal thing since all girls around go through the same thing.

With Cate a bigger problem lies ahead, she has to undergo FGM (Female genital mutilation) before giving birth because the community believes that if she delivers before being cut either, her father can die or become blind. Having no hospital around it means that Cate will be assisted by local midwives to deliver her baby. The midwives cannot help her if she is not cut.

We have already sampled five families and they are in the process to construct an extra room for their girls. We promised them once the extra room is complete, we will deliver the Mattress, blanket and sanitary towels to these girls,