Josephine lives in Uganda with her parents and one little sister. Josephine is eight and already dreams of one day becoming a hair dresser. She now likes to play in group games especially soccer and she enjoys her dolls. With support Josephine will attend Modern Academy where she will have the opportunity to have 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.