Rasto Iyaya

Rasto Iyaya


DOB: Apr. 25, 2003


Rasto was brought to the Encouragement Children's Home in 2008.


Rasto's mother passed away and the children were left with the father.  After a short period the father became mentally ill/challenged.  He was abusive and violent to Rasto and his siblings.   Rasto began life being traumatized.   An uncle on seeing the state of the children he took them in for a short time.  The uncle had nine children and adding Rasto and the siblings would total 14 children to take care for.   It soon became a challenge to him and he could not raise enough funds to support and feed the entire household.   It was at this point that he brought them to Encouragement Children’s Home. Rasto was only six years old.

Rasto is now doing well and is enrolled at Mukhuyu Primary School.  He says he wants to be a Pilot one day.

He enjoys soccer.

His favorite color is green.

His favorite subject is Science.

He comes from the village of Kituni.

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