In 2010 Malayaka House decided to bring to the house a group of 10 girls that were living in another orphanage home notorious for unspeakable abuse and neglect. We had not planned this and it happened because of the situation Robert saw when he got involved trying to help this other home.
For some time they had to share a small room and beds, but since the very first moment they adapted to the house, aunties and the rest of the kids incredible easily and happily. And they became a part of our family.
Mastula was in this group and she was 8 years old when she arrived to Malayaka House. She was quiet but a confident young lady, struggling with school.
Today, together with Shakira, she is the most responsible kids at the house.
She wakes up the first one in the morning and helps the aunties to start the fire and get tea and porridge ready for the rest of the kids to have breakfast before they go to school. He irons the uniforms, together with Maggie and Shakira, and on the weekends helps the aunties peal the vegetables, remove the stones for the rice and sweep and clean the compound. Also helps getting the compound ready for Pizza Night, always with a smile.
Since 2014 she shares a room with Shakira, Maggie and Mary. They all love having their own room and take perfect care of it; she is the older one and clearly the leader. They share their small space and are happy together, playing cards, gossiping and drawing.
Mastula loves clothes and wears them nicely. She wants to be a designer when she grows up and one can tell in her manners that she is born to be that. She says she also wants to be a chef.
After all this years at school she has improved a lot and she is a very good student now. She focuses, concentrates and enjoys like no other the hours that she spends in class. She is Secondary already and goes to class with Hadijah, her best sister and friend, where they are the best team and help each other with homework.
Mastula never has problems with anyone, she is always happy, smiling and being gentle to every human being. She is sweet, gentle, responsible, sensitive and a good listener. She will not typically start a conversation, but if you do, she can talk for hours. She loves asking volunteers about their life, family, work, and country. She is curious and never forgets the things that she listens to.
Mastula has a beautiful smile that illuminates Malayaka House, and she is always in a good mood. She is sincere, precious and an overall sweet girl.