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Faith

Faith was born January 28, 2018.  Her birth was uneventful and the next day her 23-year-old mother, Salimba, took her home to meet the rest of the family.  On February 14th Salimba became ill.  Her family says her face and feet were swollen and she started vomiting.  On February 18th they took her to the closest health center.  She died there before she was ever evaluated by a clinician.  Faith’s grandmother was then directed to Joyful Motherhood.  Overwhelmed and grief stricken she told the nurses she didn’t think she would manage.  She had five other children at home to raise.  With support from Joyful Motherhood nurses, Faith’s grandmother has done a wonderful job; today she glows when talking about her granddaughter.