Six year old Cecilia and her 9 year old brother Peter were left with their sick and aging grandmother when their parents separated and disappeared. The grandmother soon died and the children were left with no care or supervision and were starving.
The mother of their mother (who was very poor and needy, and already caring for many other stepchildren) went from them, but had no provision for them so they were sent daily to beg at the market. They had no hope of education.
Both Cecilia nd Petere are now happpy in the children's home where they are fed, clothed and receive a quality education.