Lovekin was born in August 2015. Her mother died a few weeks afterward due to complications from childbirth, and most likely from AIDS. Her father was not involved in her life and her grandmother is struggling to care for her and cannot afford to feed her. When we met her she was malnourished and had a fever and a variety of minor medical ailments. To avert her grandmother deserting her, the Chanje Movement engaged in her life and took care of her immediate needs, including baby formula and medication.
We were in the intake process for Lovekin at Chanje Lakay in hopes of saving her life when we discovered she is HIV positive. Our shelter is not equipped to deal with the care for her, so we are actively trying to find her a home where she will have the best care. She is a delicate bundle of joy despite the circumstances of her early life. She has a sweet, contemplative demeanor and loves to be held!
We have created a designated fund for Lovekin to provide for her needs in the weeks, months and (prayerfully) years to come. In the event that the generosity of donors outlasts her life, the remaining funds will be used to care for other Haitian babies and children who are HIV positive.
We will be posting actively as her story unfolds…