Vivian Namumbya

Suggested Donation: $20.00

Age: 10 years old
Gender: Girl
Country: Uganda

This young girl lives with her parents, two brothers and one sister in Uganda. She loves to play group games and hide and seek with her friends. One of her favorite activities is listening to Bible stories. Unfortunately her parents are unable to send their children to school because they have very little means to earn the school fees. What little they have is used for the survival of the family. With support Vivian will attend the childcare center where she will receive basic medical care, be given the opportunity to have educational assistance and support, and attend Bible studies.

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.