Lillian is sweet little girl living with her parents and two brothers in Uganda. Her father is a tailor and her mother is a housewife. Lillian likes to play soccer and hide and seek. She also likes to play with dolls. She enjoys reading and storytelling. She would like, one day, to become a nurse. Support for Lillian will allow her to attend the childcare center where she will receive nutritional food, adequate 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.