Mama Florence never had to be prompted to take care of children in her community. Seeing them abandoned by circumstance was more than she could bear. Despite having her own children, she adopted 14 more, but she still believed she could do more to alleviate the suffering of children in her community. She dedicated her life to providing a haven to children left to fend for themselves while their parents went off to work, or in search thereof.
She started Self-Help Crèche in 1995, with the help of her daughter, and today they provide care, love, and nutrition to more than 250 children, who have nowhere else to go during the day. But, providing a safe place for the children of this community is not where this Mama felt her obligation ended. She has implemented 11 different self-help projects and provides skills training for the various projects. She not only touches the lives of children, but also improves the lives of the community, offering them hope for a self-sustaining future, and growing their entrepreneurial spirit.