In 1993, Freddie Erisata was among the first 50 orphans adopted by Watoto. His mother had passed away in 1992, and his dad had died in 1990.
When his grandmother brought him to Watoto, she couldn’t have known that her grandson would graduate from law school in 2011. But she did know that he would be taken care of, and trusted that he would have better opportunities there.
Despite being a busy lawyer, Freddie still makes time to volunteer with Watoto. On this day he was coordinating a build team from the US that was there helping to put up a brick wall and finish off some new housing.
It’s refreshing to hear such a positive story. A young orphan in a developing country and a government battling a civil war - certainly a child ‘at-risk’ if there ever were one. But Freddie’s quiet confidence and commitment to helping others, not to mention his perseverance and dedication, show the true meaning of human spirit.