Josephine lives in Uganda with her mother and one sister. Her father deserted his family. Her mother does not have an education and she struggles finding funds to provide even basic needs for her children. Josephine is now five years old. She likes group games, playing hide and seek, and playing with her dolls. With support Josephine will be able to attend the Junior School where she will have an opportunity to gain an education, receive 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.