By Irene Temba
My name is Irene. I am a girl of 26 years who was raised in an orphanage known as Treasures of Africa Children's Home, located in Moshi, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. It's my pleasure to ask you to pass through these few paragraphs describing my journey to a successful life. I hope in some way it may inspire you to never think about giving up on whatever you hope for in this life. Or it may give you courage and confidence to always help those who are in need.
In March 1994, I was born into a very poor family. We lived in a rural place called Njoro in the town of Moshi, Tanzania. I was raised by a poor single mother for about twelve years never knowing my biological father. I tried asking my mother about my father, but I couldn't get any pleasing answer. So, we continued living our life until my mother became sick and died in June 2006 leaving me with my poor, drunkard grandmother. By then, I thought my life would always remain the same. I would stay a poor uneducated girl, who begged on the street to survive for a single day. But a merciful God showed up for me in a very unexpected way.