World Vision Papua New Guinea
article • Monday, March 18th 2019

Josephine is a fighter

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Her face lit up as the shutter went click!

Josephine is a happy two year old who comes to the World Vision TB outreach site in Daru to take her daily dose of TB medication.

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Josephine enjoys the company of everyone - even the TB Treatment Supporters, she is  a very cheerful girl. Her granparents bring her to the outreach site everyday so she can take her medication, Her grandmother says that she always looks forward to coming to the outreach site. Photo: Nelson Kairi/World Vision PNG)

Her grandmother says she tries her best to keep Josephine healthy and free from any form of illness. 

She says, “I feed her with sago, rice, greens and garden food.” Josephine’s grandparents adopted her when she was 5 months old and have been her guardians since.

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Happy little Josephine and her grandmother. Her grandmotther tries her best to keep Josephine healthy by making sure that she eats lots of vegetables, greens and by drinking lots of water. Josephine was adopted by her grandparents when she was 5 months old and have been her sole guardians since. (Photo: Nelson Kairi/World Vision PNG)

The cheerful little bumblebee has a fighting spirit and it showed in the way her face lit up as she tried to mirror the funny faces I made – just to make her laugh, giggle and dance.

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Happy Josephine loves to smile for the camera. She was very happy as the shutter went click and danced in her little bumble - bee dress. (Photo: Nelson Kairi/World Vision PNG)

Her grandparents are confident that Josephine will complete her treatment and grow up to be a healthy girl.

We thank the PNG and Australia Partnership for the funding support in TB Western Phase II project, the hardworking TB treatment supporters and the village volunteers in Daru, Western Province, Papua New Guinea for helping us help children like Josephine.

 


Featured image: Josephine is a happy two year old who comes to the World Vision TB outreach site in Daru to take her daily dose of TB medication.

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