African Hearts


Ritah was raised by her grandmother in Lwengo after being abandoned by her mother when she was two weeks old.  When Ritah was 15 years old, her mother returned and took her to Kireka to live with her.  Her mother is an alcoholic and was not providing for Ritah, so she was forced to the streets and became a prostitute.  Ritah will tell you this was the worst experience of her life.  She was rescued from the streets by African Hearts and now lives in their Hummingbird House - a place of refuge for young girls from the slums.  

Ritah enjoys playing netball and is eager to go to vocational school to study Event Management and Decoration.