This young boy lives with his mother and two siblings in Uganda. His father abandoned the family and no longer supports them. His mother struggles to earn enough as a day laborer to support their daily needs and is not able to pay school fees to keep her children in school. Elijah’s dream of one day becoming an engineer will be realized if support to attend the childcare development center is available. He will receive educational assistance and support, adequate healthcare, 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.