April 2017 update:
When we started our reunification initiative, we immediately turned to Prisca's uncle, Titoutou to see if, with support, his family would be able to foster Prisca (and her biological sister, Wildarne). The main challenge we were up against was that his home was very small and they just did not have the space to house Prisca and Wildarne. However, thanks to some generous donors, we were able to help the girls' uncle build an addition on to his home specifically for the girls.
Prisca's transition to her uncle's home was a little rocky at first--Prisca even admitted she made a little trouble. But everyone has adapted and Prisca is very happy in the home of her uncle and aunt. She loves helping care for her cousins, who are all younger than her, and she is active in a Baptist church, where she volunteers, helping with the cleaning. Her aunt says that she always has a joyful attitude and is constantly singing a song-- even when doing the dishes!
You can't spend much time around the foster home without running into Prisca. While many of the kids tend to disappear when new people are around, Prisca prefers to be in the center of things. She is a joy to be around, rarely getting upset and rarely causing problems. She likes to serve. She does so with joy. Her beautiful singing voice can often be heard as she washed clothes or washes dishes. She likes to cook and bake.
If you would like to help sponsor Prisca, please visit our donation page and sign up for a monthly donation of at least $32.00. (Please designate Foster Care, Prisca.) Once you're enrolled, we will mail you a recent picture of Prisca, and give you access instructions to a private Facebook page for her donors only. On this page, you will see some pics of day-to-day life, hear little stories about Prisca as they happen, and even be able to ask questions.
Sponsorship donations are tax deductible in both the US and in Canada!
If you have more questions, please feel free to email the Mangines at firstname.lastname@example.org.