Redemptor Sebastian swings back and forth as she shouts to one of her friends to propel her swing further. She lets out a loud laugh before coming to a slow stop. At 10 years, Redemptor who is in second grade, lives in an orphanage in Arusha, Northern Tanzania. Called Canaan, the orphanage is built within a 200-acre farm that is managed by the Archdiocese of Arusha.
Until five years ago, the land on which the orphanage is built was stable. Nothing grew on it but grass, and the Maasai community would graze their cattle there on a regular basis.