Alvin is one of six children in his family who live in Uganda. His parents struggle to support the needs of the family and find it challenging to raise school fees so they can attend school. Alvin dreams of one day becoming a doctor. Support for him will allow him to attend the Childcare Development Center where he will obtain an education, receive healthcare, and have nutritional meals.
Uganda is a landlocked country in Africa. The majority of the population is Christian and there are a large number of Muslims. Witchcraft and animism are still believed and practiced in certain areas as well. Poverty is rampant throughout the country as well as a lack of education. Sickness and disease are prevalent and many lack the means to receive medical treatment. Often children suffer from malnutrition. Many struggle with drug use and alcoholism. It’s common for families to be torn apart due to divorce and separation.