It only occurred to me that she was an orphan once I saw her at the school for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). It also didn't hit me until she didn't have food for snack time. The teacher asked the student beside her to share her snack. It hit even harder, when I noticed how she made sure to eat all of her lunch, and even ate some of the left overs of other students.
Apparently there are over 75 orphans and vulnerable children in my village. The preschool that I volunteer at can only take 32 due to laws and regulations. It's not like these children wander the streets at night. They have extended family who take care of them, but often not in the best ways that a parent can take care of their own child. I knew there are orphans in my village, but it really hit home when I saw her.
I am currently working on a Wordpress website for the school. I will post about it once it is finished, and when I do, won't you have a look :D.