Commenced period: 25/Dec/2011 till date
A case of a 28years old handicap lady (name withheld) begging for Alms for 2 years along Kayanfada street-Ilesa, Osun state, Nigeria. A native of Ilesa. Lives at (address withheld)Street. This lady used to sit both in sun and showers, along the Kayanfada Street with 2 kids (age about 31/2yrs, 11/2yrs). She was observed by st Benedicts Healthcare Foundation (SBHF) personnel to be pregnant again. She later had an accident while begging for Alms along the Road. She underwent an operation at Paragon Hospital Ido-Ijesa, Ilesa. She was later discharged and since returned to the street begging for alms.
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All attempts to get her house and history failed; only facial communication possible with her. She leaves late and come very early to the Street. Social welfare office invited the police welfare officer from Ayeso police station and her 2 kids were collected and taken to an orphanage home at Oshogbo, Osun State. But they were later returned to the husband (also an handicap) on his request .
The maternal Grandma(name and address withheld) now accommodates her kids.
We had challenges to stop her from begging for Alms along the street with the deformed leg. She absconded from the school of the Handicaps, Ilesa.
The husband had his home, motorcycle and properties burnt by fire and no funds to support the family.
A big challenge for SBHF is raising enough funds to maintain the children who are malnourished and also to be able to assist her with enough daily needs so as to keep her away from the street.