The 16-year-old twin sisters who were impregnated by the same boy in Cameroon, have given birth to two healthy boys.
The Cameroonian twin sisters living with their father were impregnated by the same boy after resorting to sleeping with men in the suburbs of Buea to feed.
Ayisha Togina, who shared their story on social media, confirmed the latest development on Friday, July 23 saying they had given birth to two healthy boys.
Togina also said that they secured and furnished one room for the new mothers and their babies.
“You have not lived until you do something for someone who cannot repay you. Thank you people of goodwill, your support and efforts have been blessed by God. The twin girls are now mothers of 2 healthy baby boys. (Darrel and Nathan).
“As every good deed, no one in this world is useless. The twin mothers, still thanks to your assistance, will be moving into their newly furnished room. All forms of help have been acknowledged,” she wrote.
The story of the two made international headlines in early July when Ayisha Togina, took to Facebook to share the story of the sisters.
According to Ms Togina, who’s a Cameroonian, the pregnant teenagers and their father live in abject poverty and have resorted to sleeping with men in the suburbs of Buea in order to feed.
“Meet this family of three. A struggling father providing for his almost due pregnant daughters in the suburbs of Buea.
“Theirs is not a beautiful story but an example of the reality of life especially in crisis stricken English Cameroon.
“This family lived at Tole where both sisters (16 years old) were impregnated by the same boy of their age in their local community just before the armed crisis forced them to move to Muea where they stayed with their dad’s friend who breaks stones for gravel.
“They had to leave yet again this time because of sexual harassment from their dad’s friend. Still pregnant they relocated to a community far behind Sandpit (Likoko) where they stay in a rotting plank house with no doors or windows.
“They sleep on a single mattress placed on the floor without a carpet and no blankets or extra bedsheets. Their house is surrounded by a bush, a breeding ground for mosquitoes and a habitat for other dangerous animals and insects
“Their toilet, accessible by a bush path has no roof but a single hole made in the cement serving as the floor. The slimy, shaky cement has been covered by algae and branches and leaves of the trees surrounding it. For privacy, there are two mud-stained bed sheets hanging at the entrance to the 3 blocks walled toilet with many holes.
“This family pays rents of 5,000 FCFA monthly to stay in that house, they don’t even feed regularly because their father can’t find odd jobs daily.
“A truth exploited by the local men in the area leading these vulnerable pregnant girls to bed which they accept in order to feed.
“Wonder how we met them? We met these pregnant girls when they came to the Solidarity Hospital. We got their address and hired a car to their community to witness their living conditions and provide some basic materials. With their permission, we took these photos and videos to share their story with the world.
“Their story is one of the realities of Poverty, Dispute and the lives of IDPs. It shows us the vulnerability of poor girls and the damaging effects of lack of education.
“Thank you for reading, we now call on the community, health organizations, female empowerment bodies, the government and people of goodwill to step in and assist this family. The Solidarity Hospital is taking care of their antenatal follow-up but there is always a place for every helping hand in their lives.” – Agencies