Rosita Mabuiango was also born up a tree when flooding hit southern Mozambique in 2000.
But in an interview with the BBC, Rosita said that promises of a government scholarship, and a paid trip to America courtesy of the US government, had all gone unfulfilled.
“My studies have always been financed by my mum, I haven’t received anything from the government,” said Rosita.
“OK, the government built a house for us but it is no longer in good condition. When it rains, there are leaks in the house. At least, they should help renovate it.”