An older woman wearing a long floral dress looks over to the children sitting in front of her big brick house. Each child is holding bowls filled with a mixture of silverfish, rice, and vegetables. Giggling between each mouthful, the children happily enjoy their lunch on a warm afternoon in Kampala, Uganda.
After raising nine biological children, Teo, the woman wearing the long floral dress, opened up her home to children from her community who were once orphaned. Today, she cares for fifteen children of varying ages. Teo has built a reputation in her community as an exceptional caregiver, so neighbors reach out whenever a child needs a home. When asked how she feels about raising so many children, she said she is always committed to taking care of each of them despite feeling hectic.