Maria in a ten year old who lives with her mother, two brothers and one sister in Uganda. Her parents are separated. Her mother?s income is not adequate to pay school fees for her children. Maria likes to play group games especially soccer. She would one day like to become a doctor. Support for Maria will allow her to attend Modern Academy where she will have the opportunity to be educated, 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.