Martha is an eight year old little girl living in Uganda with her parents and a young brother. The family has a small piece of land available for them to try to farm and generate enough to feed the family. Often friends and relatives must help. Martha would one day like to be a teacher. With support she will be have an opportunity to attend the Childcare Development Center where she will get an education, be given nutritional food, and receive adequate healthcare.
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.