L'Arche Ivory Coast
Communities: BOUAKE - 1 house
Core members: 89 - 17 welcomed in a L'Arche home

Meet Soro Princesse, her touching story

The early years of my life were very painful. On June 6th, 2014 passers-by found me abandoned in a landfill site, near the city of Abidjan. Those who left me there thought I was dead because of the significant injuries they had inflicted on me. But those who discovered me cared enough to call the authorities, and I was taken to the local hospital where a doctor performed several surgeries to heal my wounds. Since nobody new my name, they called me Soro Princesse. The hospital’s social services referred me to L’Arche where I now live. My scars have disappeared, and I live a happy life in L’Arche. 

"All along this path of walking with people with disabilities, I have discovered qualities and gifts that have created a relationship of mutual trust between us.” - N’dri Edouard & N’guessan Adrien, Bouaké

Creating Change

  •  « I was ready to go and abandon my child somewhere! That is when you called on me. As soon as you began to visit and support us, I felt stronger. Today without shame, I can go out with him. » - Mother supported by the neighbourhood outreach program.
  • A partnership is developing with the Université Alassane Ouattara, which will allow students to do placements in the L’Arche community, and Core Members to benefit from medical services available through the University. 

Vision for the Future

  • To strengthen and expand the local leadership team, and to continue to build a local network of supporters. 
  • To find new ways of generating local income. 
  • To welcome more Core Members by opening a fourth house in Bouaké. 

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