This young boy lives with his mother, two brothers and one sister in Uganda. His father is deceased. At this time his mother has no work so the family is struggling. Edward cannot attend school because his mother does not have the means to pay school fees. Support will allow him to attend the childcare center where he will have the opportunity for educational assistance and support. He will receive basic medical care and attend Bible studies.
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.