Our Children

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Betty Adendwa


I came to the Cana Rescue Centre in 2011 at the age of eleven. My late grandmother was our parent after I and my siblings lost our biological parents to HIV/AIDS. She was then left with 15 orphans to take care of, it was so hard for her to feed us, let alone pay any school fees.  While we were living in Mukuru slum and struggling to attend Cana Primary school, Pastor Mary saw the great toil of our grandmother, and our efforts in our education and decided to take us as orphans into Cana Children’s home. She took four of us in, my two cousins, my sister and I, whereas she provided for my brothers and male cousins to attend school for free. Cana Rescue Centre saw our struggle and they came through for us. My sister and I (along with my two cousins) were sponsored by Compassion for Africa. Our new Mum and Dad have been to Kenya over eight times.

I am finishing my Diploma in Fashion Design at Vera Fashion College and will graduate in 2024. Cana and Compassion for Africa have helped me become the better lady that I am today by giving me a chance to see life from a different perspective despite the challenges I face. I serve in my church on the worship team as well as helping the Cana home when needed.

My dream is to own my own shop called “Every bit of Lovely” design by Betty.