Cynthia lives with her parents, two sisters, and one brother in Uganda. Her father has been unemployed for three years so her mother is the sole breadwinner. Cynthia loves to read and tell stories. One day she would like to be a doctor. Support will allow her to attend the childcare center where she will receive an education, adequate healthcare, and nutritional food.
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.