A KENYAN mother has heaped praise on the North-east “angels” who have helped save her children from starvation.
Monica Jepkorir Kipkeo, from Iten, suffers from HIV – the disease which killed her husband last year.
She has five children, including nine-year-old Jelegat Rotich, who looks after the family.
The kids, who will be tested for HIV this year, were struggling to live, with limited food and no money to afford school fees.
All five children shared the same single bed.
However, Callum Walker, of Aberdeen, and 11 of his colleagues at Universal Pegasus International have stepped in to help.
The oil workers ran the Baker Hughes 10k race, raising more than £500 to support Jelegat and her family for a year.
Monica said: “My children and me are happy because they have solved our biggest problem of food provision.
“My kids used to get sick every day because of hunger but since they raised money for us life has changed positively. They are like angels who came from heaven to save the needy, may God bless them all.”
The money was sent through Aberdeen-based charity, Gathimba Edwards Foundation which is celebrating its one-year anniversary this week.
It was co-founded by Summerhill runner Myles Edwards and Kenyan Olympic athlete Gideon Gathimba.
Their aim is to provide a better future for 200 children in Kenya.