Gloria is little girl living with her parents, three brothers, and one sister in Uganda. The parents are unable to earn enough to support the family’s daily needs or their school fees. Gloria likes to play with her dolls and play hide and seek. She enjoys reading and storytelling. She dreams of one day becoming 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.