Elijah is a nice little boy who lives with his parents, two sisters, and one brother in Uganda. His parents are unable to generate enough income to support their family. Elijah likes participating in group games, especially soccer. He would like, in the future, to become a driver. Support will provide him with the opportunity to receive adequate nutrition, healthcare, and an education.
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.