It was difficult for them to find a school to enroll Ruggeri, because they had no money. When the mother knew that there was a free school in the area, and that we gave a hot meal to each child every day of class, she came to see us at the foundation and asked us to take first one of her children and then Ruggeri who is now in his second year of kindergarten. Knowing the precariousness of their economic situation, we registered him in the sponsorship program as well as his sister.
At birth he had a deformation in his upper lip called "harelip". Thanks to the help of an NGO, he was operated. Now he is in great shape and is very happy and full of energy.
Ruggeri is the youngest of a family of 5 children: 3 boys and 2 girls. The father is unemployed, sometimes he goes fishing and the mother sells fried food. Their economic situation is very critical, they all live in a small room without any form of comfort. Many are the parents who live in the same conditions.