The Chipinge based orphan, Peter Semwayo Mugadhuyi, who is suffering from a rare health condition, is recovering steadily after the Department of Social Welfare in partnership with other well-wishers moved in to assist the innocent soul.

What looked like a gloomy future for the 11-year-old boy slowly turning brighter after the department of social welfare with the help of well-wishers took the young boy to specialists in Mutare who attended to the rare health condition.

When this news crew visited Peter’s residence, the young boy was at a nearby house playing with other youngsters as his condition is slowly improving.

The local village health worker and other neighbours thanked those assisting Peter, stating that the once hopeless situation is being reversed.

Peter’s aunt, Tsitsi Siyafana, who recently married into the Mugadhuyi family, is thankful for the support being given to Peter, adding that she will take care of the child.

“I was recently married into this family and one of the major challenges I am facing is Peter’s condition. I promise to take care of the little boy although we face financial challenges to provide for him,” she said.

Peter was diagnosed with epidermolysis bollosa, a condition that cannot be treated but controlled, with a possibility of reaching old age if he accesses medication.

Buoyed by the development that Peter can live longer, Higher Life Foundation offered the young boy a scholarship to cater for his educational needs.

More support however is needed for Peter to continuously access medication and other social needs.