Meredith Laini (Tender-hearted)

Arrived May 2010, Meredith was brought to us at the same time as Gloria. She was about 3 months old and had been left near the Catholic church in Kitale. Someone walking past the church first thing in the morning heard a baby crying and followed the sound to find a beautiful baby girl. She was dressed in a thin, worn out dress and wrapped in a shawl. She wasn’t wearing a diaper and smelled like a kitchen fire. We named her for a good friend of ours in Kitale. The baby’s full name is Meredith Laini (Laini is a Swahili word used to describe a gentle, tender-hearted person). She happy, healthy and growing.