Maria is very approachable, friendly, and small in stature, so the Ache children loved her. Maria, who has never in her life spent this much time with kids, adored them in return, and she still misses them all the time. Aren’t they so cute?!
This little guy, Wachugi, was the most difficult for Maria to leave behind. She had a special attachment to him and, as you can see, he could sense the impending departure of Maria’s team. She grew so much as a person and learned a lot about people and faith and herself.