In July of 2006, a baby girl was born.  She was born in very tough circumstances and it was a miracle that local villagers were able to call the authorities and with the help of all of them, they saved her.

In the way to the hospital they contacted Malayaka House. Achen spent a week in the hospital recovering from her wounds and then she finally made it to Malayaka House, where she was immediately surrounded by a very large and loving family.

Despite her unimaginable start to life, nothing has slowed Achen down. Her nickname is Scooter and she is perfectly healthy and with all the hope and determination of anyone her age.  In December 2011 she graduated nursery at Entebbe Junior with Malayaka, the triplets, and her other siblings.  She reads, plays, dances, sings, runs faster than anyone, and thrives in every way.

Achen is sweet and sensitive and has many great friendships with the other children.  She enjoys spending time with the Aunties and helping them with their work around the house.

She has taught herself to ride a bike and although it wasn’t easy for her, she never got frustrated or asked for help. Even when she would crash and fall down, she would bounce right back and start again. It is this spirit and focus that makes her unique.  She sees a challenge before her and has so much self-confidence and concentration that failure is not an option.

Scooter is tall, limber, coordinated and the best climber in the house.  She is beautiful, wonderful, special, and adored by all. To see her moving through space is like watching simultaneously a miracle and a masterpiece.

She loves spending time with the babies and carries them everywhere she moves.

In 2019 she finished Primary with good results. She is now studying Secondary. She is doing great and will be happy wherever she goes and whatever she does in life.

We love you, Achen!