POVERTY-STRICKEN SISTERS OF MADONNA'S ADOPTED TWINS ARE THRILLED THE GIRLS HAVE BEEN SAVED FROM
Tifa (left) and Alinefe (right) Mwale say they are happy their youngster sisters Stella and Esther will get the chance to live a better life and fulfill their dreams in the United States, where they have arrived after being adopted by megastar Madonna
Alinefe (left) and Tifa (right), pictured with their step brother Kennedy in the remote village of Kayembe, Malawi, inside their home which has no running water or electricity.
Their younger sisters Stella and Esther grew up in an orphanage after the death of their mother in 2012
The twins' sisters have only ever tasted a raw corn on the cob picked from the nearby fields as fast food
Young children pictured in the village of Kayembe, which can be reached by travelling along very rough and muddy track only accessible by a 4x4 off road type vehicle.
The twins were left in an orphanage since birth after their mother Patricia died from a loss of blood after a caesarean section delivery in August 2012
With five other families in the cluster of brick and mud huts, the Mwales share a bathroom that has a roof constructed of straw and plastic bags.
The Mwales have no running water in the village and the 32 people who live in their area stand on planks to stop their feet getting muddy
Pictured is the home of the twins' father, Adam Mwale, in the village of Kayembe, Malawi, which have no running water, electricity or a toilet.
Adam's home is a brick and clay building he lives with his family
The twins sisters share the home with their father, their stepmother Anna and two other siblings, Kennedy, aged seven, and Gladys, aged 18
Pictured is a well in the village that many children take in turns to operate with a handle
The Mwales have limited access to good meal in a village, where inhabitants are lucky if they have some bits of chicken or goat added to spice up the meal.
Madonna received some criticisms over adopting the twins as she is not a resident of the nation but the judge ruled the singer, 58, would provide a loving family life for the children
The grave of the twins' mother, who died in August 2012 from a loss of blood after a caesarean section delivery.
Their father, Adam, was unable to cope with their up- bringing he then gave them up to the orphanage
Madonna, pictured among Malawian children during a visit to Mkoko Primary School, one of the schools her Raising Malawi organisation has jointly built up
Estelina Kalumpha, one of the Orphanage workers plays with Esther and Stella as toddlers