HVU Child Sponsorship Program Profiles

The children featured below live in Mubende, Uganda which is one of the oldest districts in Uganda having been established around 1905 by colonial rulers. The district has bred many other districts such as Kiboga and Mityana. It covers an area of approximately 4,620 square kilometres. Most of the children live with elderly grandparents or single mothers who work hard to rear them despite ill health and challenging economic conditions. Others live with guardians who opened up their homes despite poverty and tough circumstances. Despite these challenges, these children attend school, work hard in and outside the home to help their families survive. They have ambitions and dream of a better life for themselves and their communities. Your support will make a huge difference.

 

 

   

1.     Name: Esther Nakalembe

Age/Gender: 8 year old girl

About: Esther loves to play hide and seek and is in the 2nd grade. She lives with her 70 year old Grandmother who grows maize and beans to feed their family and to sell at the local market. The grandmother used to keep livestock but they died from swain fever.   Esther plays netball and, with your assistance through this sponsorship program, she will be able to attain her future dream of being a beautician and fashion designer.  Esther’s immediate problems are lack of tuition, school supplies such as books, clothing and transport to school. Your sponsorship will help her family with basic necessities and enable them to pay school fees.                    

 

2.     Name: Allen Mirembe

Age/Gender: 15 year old boy

About: Allen lives in Myanzi sub county, Mubende with his grandparent, three brothers and three sisters. He completed his primary leaving examination. He is described as quiet, smart and helpful. He likes working in the garden with his grandmother.  Allen can continue to thrive as he works hard to advance to the next grade level.

 

3.     Name: Jonathan Yiga

Age/Gender: 7 year old boy

About: Jonathan is smart, well behaved and very active in all his activities. His favorite hobbies are riding a bicycle and playing football. Jonathan helps out at home by washing utensils and even his own clothes. His grandmother looks after him while his mother is working at a nearby trading center. Jonathan’s father died when he was two years old but his mother is working hard to provide for their family. His mother also looks for extra jobs to supplement their limited income.

 

4.     Name: Joel Matovu

Age/Gender: 9 year old boy

About: Joel wants to become a doctor. He is always the top student in his class and likes to compete in quiz and debate competitions. Joel and his six siblings live with their grandmother in a mud house, which has a galvanized, iron-sheet roof.  The children help out with domestic chores. Joel’s mother sells items at a local market and occasionally works as a casual laborer on people’s farms or washes people’s clothing in the village to supplement her income. Joel’s father lived with HIV for twelve years and finally died due to lack of medical care.

 

5.     Name: Obed Sheem

Age/Gender: 9 year old boy

About: Obed and his 4 siblings live with his sickly, HIV positive mother who has little energy for daily tasks. They live in a poor small house that was built on a hill far from their neighbors. Obed’s father died of HIV and left the house unfinished. Obed helps with household chores being the eldest son in the family. He often goes to Bugolo island where his mother grows rice to help in scaring away birds from the rice field. He likes playing football but has limited time because of multiple chores at home. Obed admires politicians and dreams of becoming one someday.

 

6.     Name: Sharon Omulungi

Age/Gender: 7 year old girl

About: Sharon always has a smile on her face. She lives with her mother and brothers. Unfortunately, her mother struggles with poor health and very little energy although she’s receiving treatment with ARVs. Despite their hardship, Sharon and her older brother are deeply aware and grateful to their mother for all her sacrifices to work and provide for them. Through the sponsorship program, Sharon will be able to fulfill her dream of becoming a nurse. This respite will allow her mother to care for her own health so she can better meet the needs of her children.

 

7.     Name: Joan Mukabugingo

Age/Gender: 8 year old girl

About: Joan is a calm and reserved girl who was born healthy. However, she became very ill 1 year later from malaria which put her in a coma. It was so serious that everyone thought she was dying. This illness affected her mental development and made it hard for her to talk and eat normally. Joan’s father died and left 5 children for her poor, HIV positive mother to raise. The mother does casual work at people’s homes and farms around their town. Joan enjoys music a lot and likes eating French fries. As a sponsor, you will help provide Joan and her family necessities that will lead to a happier, healthier life.

 

8.     Name: Dan Kyazze

Age/Gender: 6 year old boy

About: Dan is a 6 year old boy who lives in a mud house with a grass thatched roof with his parents. Dan has never seen a real toilet or a bathroom because even his school offers only an outdoor latrine. Dan’s father works in construction and is an alcoholic who spends everything he earns. This leaves his wife the sole responsibility of taking care of their family. His mother does her best, but the family relationship is aggressive and unstable. With the help of a sponsor, Dan and his family will receive family support and guidance to improve their family relationships.

 

9.     Name: Robert Kazibwe

Age/Gender: 13 year old boy

About: Robert is active, athletic and loves playing football with friends . His father died in a war when he was young and Robert is very close to his mother. Their 2- room house was constructed in a road reserve which is against the law of the local roads authority. Robert’s mother is a migrant worker and his family moves often. With this sponsorship program, Robert can continue his education and learn how to help his mother create a more stable home environment.

 

10.  Name: Brenda Nakazibwe

Age/Gender: 14 year old girl

About: Brenda and her 7 sibilings live with their mother who is HIV positive. Brenda’s father abandoned the family after testing HIV positive. Her mother does casual labor around the village like washing people’s clothes. Brenda likes playing netball and enjoys music. Through this sponsorship program Brenda will be able to remain in school and achieve her goal of becoming a heart surgeon.

 

11.  Name: Timothy Ssenyonga

Age/Gender: 5 year old boy

About: Timothy and his siblings live with their mother. He likes playing football with friends and loves carat, which is normally played by the Japanese and Chinese. Timothy’s mother works as a farmer, cultivating crops for a living. She depends on the harvest to cover some of her family's basic needs.  Their father abandoned the family because of alcoholism and womanizing. With this scholarship program Timothy will be able to fulfill his longtime dream of being a mechanic.

 

12.  Name: Shakirah Nantume

Age/Gender: 13 year old girl

About: Shakirah lives with her mother and sister in a small 1-room rental. She loves to socialize with friends and read short stories. She has the desire to grow into a strong and powerful woman. She understands that the key is education. With the help of sponsorship, her family will receive the counseling they need to support their child in achieving her dream of becoming a doctor.

 

13.  Name: Sharifah Nanyanzi

Age/Gender: 5 year old girl

About:   Sharifah is 5 years old and always willing to help someone in need. She lives with her mother and sister live in a slum where their whole family rents one room. She loves to study and her mother knows the value of education.  Sharifah's mother works hard to send her children to school. Despite her tireless efforts, the income is not sufficient. Through the sponsorship program, Sharifah will receive the funds for her educational needs.

 

14.  Name: Jovia Nansibambi

Age/Gender: 10 year old girl

About: Jovia is very hard working, active in the community and always willing to help someone in need. She lives with her mother and sister in a slum community where their whole family rents one room. She likes eating French fries and loves to study but her mother is mentally unstable. As a result, Jovia lacks school supplies, tuition, and required school clothing. Despite her efforts, their income is not sufficient. Through the sponsorship program, Jovia will receive funds to continue her educationa.

 

15.  Name: Regina Namuganye

Age/Gender: 4 year old girl

About: Regina likes to get up early in the morning to watch her mother in the kitchen and to help out with her 1 year old brother. She enjoys singing and playing with her dolls. Regina's family lives in a poor small room rented in a slum community. Her father died and the mother is sickly, HIV positive and mentally unstable. The mother does casual work on people’s farms and washes people’s clothes around the village. Regina requires a special diet.  As a sponsor, you will help provide Regina with the special dietary nutrition she needs.

 

16.  Name: David Kakuru

Age/Gender: 5 year old boy

About: David lives with his guardian who is taking care of him, his 6 brothers and 2 sisters since they lost both parents, David likes to play football and tour different places. He faces challenges in education due to lack of school fees, school supplies and walking a long distance to school. Despite of all these challenges, he wants to continue his education. With the help of this child sponsorship program, David hopes he will be able to achieve his dream of becoming a mechanical engineer.

 

17.  Name: Patrick Ndemezo

Age/Gender: 14 year old boy

About: Patrick and his 8 siblings live with a guardian. Patrick's parents died and the guardian can't afford to support the nine children and send Patrick to school.  He likes football and has an overwhelming ambition to become an international football player in England someday. He also wants to be a politician but has a lack of school fees, school supplies and must walk a long distance to school (about seven kilometers). With the help of the child sponsorship program Patrick will be able to achieve his career dreams.

 

18.  Name: Eria Kashama

Age/Gender: 11 year old boy

About:  Eria lives with his uncle and 7 siblings. His uncle is a migrant cattle keeper and lives in a grass-thatched house with many people in the hut. Eria likes playing soccer and athletics. He participates in collecting firewood and fetching water for cattle at a farm where his guardian works as a casual laborer. Eria’s parents died when he was three years old. He is worried about his studies being interrupted because his uncle often tells them to focus on survival through cattle rearing instead of going to school. With your support through the sponsorship program Eria can remain in school and pursue his dream of becoming a doctor.

 

19.  Name: Winnie Nakato

Age/Gender: 9 year old girl

About:  Winnie lives with her uncle and 7 siblings, The uncle is a migrant cattle keeper and lives in a grass thatched house with many people in the hut, Winnie likes   playing skipping and athletics, she participates in collecting firewood and fetching for home use. Winnie lives her guardian uncle ever since she lost her both parents and now Winnie is being taken care by their guardian is working as a casual laborer at some ones farm. Winnie faces difficulties of lack of school fees, scholastic materials and walking long distance of seven kilometers going to school. With your support through the sponsorship program, Winnie can continue with her dream to becoming a teacher.

 

20.  Name: Phiona Kobusingye

Age/Gender: 9 year old girl

About: Phionah  is a joyful and well-behaved little girl. She likes using colored pencils to draw and enjoys going to school. Art is her favorite subject though her problem is walking a long distance to school. She lives with her parents and seven siblings. She is in a migrant family and their major job is cattle keeping. Her mother tends to the chores in their home. Phionah’s father works as a farmer, cultivating crops for a living. He depends on the harvest to cover some of his family's needs. With the help of child sponsorship program she will be able to remain in school and achieve her dream.

 

21.  Name: Joyce Twaire

Age/Gender: 9 year old girl

About: Joyce lives with her HIV positive mother and three siblings in a rented one room house. She fetches water and washes dishes to help out with housework. Joyce loves playing with her dolls and she treats them as real children. Joyce’s mother is on ARV's treatment with good health and she works as a casual laborer on other people’s farms. She has a small garden where she grows food for her children. With this sponsorship program Joyce will be able to achieve her dream of going to school full time.

 

22.  Name: Priscilla Kisakye

Age/Gender: 9 year old girl

About:   Priscilla is a smart and organized girl who is said to have a smile at all times. She lives with her grandmother since her parent’s died. Her grandmother supports them by washing people’s clothes around the village. Priscilla loves reading books. She is also interested in caring for her younger siblings. Her family moves from village to village looking for cheap houses to rent. With the help of this sponsorship program Priscilla will be able to pursue her education and achieve her dream of becoming a doctor.

  

23.  Name: Aida Nakazzi

Age/Gender: 11 year old girl

About: Aidah is hardworking and stays active daily. She loves music and athletics. Aidah is good at gardening and helps out with house chores by fetching water from the well. Aidah’s parents were imprisoned and she was taken in by the Headmistress at her school. Through this scholarship program Aidah will be able to fulfill her dream of an education.

  

24.  Name: Harriet Nanziri

Age/Gender: 14 year old girl

About: Harriet’s parents were also imprisoned and she was taken in by the Headmistress of the school where she studies from. She is good in cooking food and helps fetching water at home. She loves reading novels and athletics. With this scholarship program Harriet can be able to fulfill her educational needs and dreams.

 

25.  Name: Wycliff Muhindo

Age/Gender: 8 year old boy

About: Wycliffe studies in a local church school. He loves to play football and always cleans the courtyard as part of his usual house chores. Despite all efforts his father who is HIV positive, finds it difficult to make ends meet and pay for his medication. With your help through the sponsorship program, their family will receive basic necessities and use their remaining funds to pay for school tuition. This will help Wycliff start his journey towards his dream of becoming a Mayor of the city. Wycliffe’s mother abandoned her children when Wycliffe was 6 months old after learning about the father's HIV results.

 

26.  Name: Harriet Nakasumba

Age/Gender: 15 year old female

About: Harriet always has a smile on her face. She loves everyone, especially babies. She likes music, dance, drama and enjoys athletics to occupy her time. Her family lives in a rented grass thatched house with no bathroom and a make shift toilet. Her father does not take care of the family due to struggles with alcohol. He leaves all the family responsibility to Harriet’s mother whom he beats up almost every day when she asks for food. The mother is a migrant casual laborer on people’s farms and occasionally cooks food for sale in the market.

 

27.  Name: Reagan Kisitu

Age/Gender: 11 year old male

About: Reagan likes playing soccer.  He lives with his father in a rented one-room building in the outskirts of Myanzi Sub-County with no toilet, bathroom or kitchen. Reagan’s mother died in a car accident five years ago. His father is a migrant laborer and his income is insufficient in meeting the needs of his four children. He would like to grow crops for food but has no money to rent a piece of land. With the help of the sponsorship program Reagan can have funds for school and achieve his dream of becoming a member of parliament.

 

28.  Name: Fauza Nanyenje

Age/Gender: 12 year old female

About: Fauza lives with her mother and five siblings in a house that is in poor condition. She likes playing netball, enjoys eating french fries and beef . Her father abandoned her family so her mother carries  the sole responsibility of looking  after her children.  She rented a piece of land to grow food for the children but cannot even afford to buy seeds. Fauza travels a long distances to the only school her mother can afford, which has limited reosources. With this sponsorship program, Fauza can get tuition to attend a nearby school and avoid the risks and difficulty of walking a long distance every day.

  

29.  Name: Saidah Nakabofo

Age/Gender: 6 year old girl

About: Saidah lives with her mother and two siblings. She likes singing and playing with dolls. Saidah enjoys eating French fries and beef. Her mother works as a casual laborer on farms to earn a living. Saidah’s father died in a car accident three years ago and her father’s relatives displaced her mother from their family’s land. This forced Saidah’s family to rent a house in poor condition since her mother has no specified source of income

 

30.  Name: Asifah Nankabirwa

Age/Gender:   8 year old girl

About:  Asifah lives with her mother and 2 siblings in a rented one-room dwelling. She likes eating French fries and beef. Asifah’s father died three years ago in a motor accident leaving the mother to take care of the family. Asifah goes to school barefoot and stays at school without lunch because her mother cannot afford tuition and lunch at the same time. Through this sponsorship program, Asifah can have her basic needs addressed and be able to achieve her dreams.

 

31.  Name: Rahiyan Kasibante

Age/Gender:  10 year old boy

About: Rayihan is described as very bright in class and generally smart. He lives with his eighty year old grandmother who does some farming to get food to feed her grandsons. Rayihan’s parents abandoned them at their grandmother’s as they turned to drinking local alcohol (non refined waragi) from morning to evening.  Rayihan lives with his grandmother and two siblings in a semi-structure house with  old iron sheets as her kitchen. With the help of this sponsorship program, Rayihan can be able to achieve his dream.

 

32.  Name: Mulshid Kabunga

Age/Gender: 12 year old boy

About:   Mulshid live's with his eighty year old grandmother and two siblings in an old house in poor condition. He likes eating matoke and groundnuts. He also enjoys playing soccer. The main job for Mulshid at home is fetching water and collecting firewood. His parents abandoned him at his grandmother’s home. They started drinking alcohol and sleeping in bars most of the time instead of caring for him.. Through this sponsorship program, Mulshid can achieve his dream of becoming an engineer.

 

33.  Name: Shaloom Ulika

Age/Gender: 4 year old girl

About: Shaloom is a 4 year old girl who lives with her mother and although she is not yet in school she longs to be. Shaloom has an egocentric attitude towards her toys and enjoys making the local toys using fibres from the gardens. Shaloom’s father is an alcoholic, which leaves her mother to care for the family. Her mother does her best, but the family relationship is aggressive and unstable. With the help of a sponsor, Shaloom and her family will receive family support and guidance for better family relationships.

 

34.  Name: Martin Kakobogo

Age/Gender: 4 year old boy

About: Martin loves riding toy bicycles. His favorite food is french fries and hamburgers.  Martin was abandoned at the hospital by his parents when he was two years old. No one has come back or inquired about him since then.  He lives there still with a guardian who is also a single mother, a hospital volunteer and earns very little income.  Martin is not in school yet because his guardian is unable to pay tuition. Through this sponsorship program, Martin can get school tuition and other basic necessities.

 

35.  Name:   Divan Nakitanda

Age/Gender:   7 year old girl

About:  Divan is a joyful and well-behaved little girl. She likes using colored pencils to draw and enjoys going to school carrying her backpack.  Divan’s mother is HIV positive and is a devoted client at Kiganda Health Centre III where she works as a volunteer.  Divan’s father abandoned the family after knowing his wife's positive status and married another woman at a neighboring village.  Later, Divan's father came back and burned down the family home with everything in it including Divan.  She was burned severely with wounds on her back and stomach. To this date, she still suffers with a lot of pain.  Through the sponsorship program, Divan can get treatment for her wounds and achieve her dream of becoming a teacher.

 

36.  Name:   Doreen Nabayaza

Age/Gender: 13 year old girl

About:  Doreen lives in a rural area with her guardian, four brothers and two sisters.  She likes to play hide and seek and is described as quiet, smart and helpful. Doreen also likes working in the garden and loves music.  Her favorite foods are watermelon and chicken. Doreen has always worked hard at school to achieve her career dream of becoming a lawyer but she is worried about her life.  Her mother is very weak with HIV+ and cannot afford to pay school fees or buy scholastic materials. Doreen's parents separated and her father left the home.  He does not support the family. With Child Sponsorship Program, she can be able to achieve her dreams with education.

 

37.  Name:   Teopista Nakyonyi

Age/Gender: 12 year old girl

About: Teopista is described as being very smart, humble and very disciplined. She lives with her grandmother who works as a volunteer at Kiganda Health Centre III as an educator in the maternity department to aid in reducing the number of children born with HIV. Teopista’s father died of AIDs and her mother abandoned them after learning of her positive status. Her grandmother took over the responsibility but her income is insufficient to support them all. Through this sponsorship program, Teopista can achieve her dream of getting an education.

 

38.  Name: Jane Namatovu

Age/Gender: 15 year old girl

About: Jane lives her grandmother and five siblings in a very poor mud wattle structure house. Jane is HIV positive and on ART.  She has frequent fevers leading to missed classes and has on occasion missed the end of year exam. This has caused her to remain in the same class for more than one year. This is the main reason she is still in the sixth grade at age 15. Jane’s parents abandoned her when she was 9 years old because of her illness. With the help of this sponsorship program, Jane can get school fees and be able to buy nutritious foods.

 

39.  Name: Joyce Nakato

Age/Gender: 11 year old girl

About: Joyce is an orphan who lost both parents to AIDS and lives with her grandparents. She loves going to school but her entire family is HIV positive and sick so they are unable to pay school fees and groceries for their household at the same time. Her grandfather is helpless and often so sick that Jane works fetching water for other people around their village to get food to  eat at home. With help of this sponsorship program, Jane can get an education and learn to earn a living.

 

40.  Name: Florence Nakivumbi

Age/Gender: 10 year old girl

About: Florence is an HIV positive orphan in the fourth grade at a very poor school. Florence helps her grandmother with washing utensils and fetching water. She also enjoys watching soccer. Florence is on ART but she is often ill with fever and, on several occasions, she has missed school due to a lack of medical care. With help of this sponsorship program, Florence can have these needs met and achieve her dream of getting an education and changing the course of her life.

 

41.  Name:  Karim Kizza

Age/Gender:  7 year old boy

Meet Karim, a young man who lives in a rural area with his mother, two brothers, and three sisters.  He likes to play soccer and is described as quiet, smart and helpful. Karim also likes working in the garden and loves music. His favorite dishes are French fries and chicken. He has never been to school as his mother, being very weak with HIV+ status, cannot afford school tuition. Karim is also HIV+ and on ART. His parents separated and the father has not given any support to the family since he left.

 

42.  Name:  Mariam Namayanja

Age/Gender:   13 year old girl

Meet Mariam, who is very hard working, active and loves to study. Her mother knows the value of education and works hard in order to send her children to school. Despite her efforts, their income is not sufficient to support the family and to pay for medical bills as the children are HIV+ and she is also suffering from Tuberculosis (TB).  Mariam’s father died of AIDs and her mother is taking full responsibility despite being sick. Mariam finds it hard to take her medicine while at school thus becoming stigmatized. Through the sponsorship program, Mariam will receive the funds needed to fulfill her educational needs and free some extra income to pay their medical bills.

 

43.  Name:   Teopista Nkinzi Aisha

Age/Gender:   10 year old girl

Meet Teopista who is HIV+ and on ART while living with her grandmother and four brothers in a grass thatched house. She loves eating sweet potatoes and beef.  She enjoys skipping as her pastime activity. Her parents abandoned their children and the grandmother came in to take over the family responsibilities. The major problem for Teopista is lack of tuition and lunch fees, as well as the long distances she walks to school since she is always sick. With this sponsorship program Teopista will achieve her education dreams and receive medical care.

 

44.   Name.   Mariam Nanyonga

Age/Gender:   5 year old girl

Mariam is 5 years old and living with her mother and six siblings in a mud wattle house. She likes eating French fries and ground nuts, and also likes athletics. Mariam and her mother are both HIV+ and on ART. This is a tragic story because the father was HIV negative and decided to abandon the family after the test. The mother is extremely weak with skin rashes all over her body. With the help of this sponsorship program, Mariam will be able to achieve her dream of going to mecca and become a hajati.

 

45.   Name.    Jawab Ssebulime

Age/Gender:   12 year old boy

Jawab is a 12 year old boy living with his mother, four brothers, and two sisters in a mud wattle structure house. He loves praying to Allah for his mother and those of his siblings who are living HIV positive and always sick. Jawab’s parents are living with different statuses. His mother is HIV+ and the father abandoned the family after testing negative. His mother is very weak and has skin rashes all over her body such that she cannot afford to work to look after her children. Through this scholarship program Jawab can achieve education and gain extra income to care for family members with medical care and to buy nutritious foods.

 

46.    Name:     Agnes Nakimera

Age/Gender:   14 year year old girl

Meet Agnes, a 14 year old girl who is a deaf mute and is also lame.  Agnes does not play any games; she is very humble and loves gardening as her major job at home. Agnes lives with her guardian who is a peasant farmer. Her father died and her mother abandoned her after seeing her as a curse. Agnes is also HIV+ and on ART at Kiganda Health Center IV in Mubende district. Through this sponsorship program Agnes can achieve her dream of joining a school for the handicapped to change her life.

 

47.    Name:    Bridget Wanyana

Age/Gender:   7 year old girl

Meet Bridget, a 7 year old girl who lives with her grandmother with her four siblings. She likes playing hide and seek as a pastime activity and she also enjoys eating bread. Bridget’s dream is becoming a nun of the Roman Catholic Church however she is HIV+ and always sick, which causes her to miss classes. Her grandmother is a peasant farmer and sometimes works as a tailor although she has poor eyesight so is not proficient at using the sewing machine.

 

48.    Name:   Annet Nakato

Age/Gender:   11 year old girl

Meet Annet, who lives with her mother and five siblings. Annet is HIV+ but on ART.  She is also asthmatic and is malnourished, which makes it hard for her to go to school. This has caused her to remain in her first year of primary.  Annet’s father abandoned the family and left the mother to care for them even though she is sick. Through this sponsorship program Annet will be able to get school fees and medical care.

 

49.    Name:    Kevin Nasejje

Age/Gender:    6 year old girl

Meet Kevin who lives with her mother and sister.  They are all HIV+ and on ART at Kiganda Health Center IV in the Mubende district. She likes playing with her dolls and enjoys eating French fries and beef.  Kevin is not in school because her father abandoned the family, and her mother has a weak constitution and cannot afford to look for food and at the same time make money for school. This family was displaced from their home when someone bought the land on which they had a small plot, in order to build a new farm.

 

50.   Name:   Betty Nassuna

Age/Gender:   4 year old girl

Meet Betty who lives with her mother and sister. They are all HIV+ and on ART at Kiganda Health Center IV in the Mubende district. She likes playing hide and seek and enjoys eating bananas and chicken. Betty’s father abandoned them and the mother, who is always very weak, cannot afford school fees from her meager income.  This family was also displaced from their home after someone bought the land on which they lived in order to build a farm.

 

 51.   Name:   Shanaz Wumulo

Age/Gender:   9 year old girl

Meet Shanaz who is described as always smiling and very humble. She is in her third year of primary as she lives with her grandmother and five siblings. Shanaz’s mother passed away and the father ran away while half insane, which led the grandmother to take over the responsibility of the family. Shanaz is also HIV+ but still on septrin doses. With the help of this sponsorship Shanaz will be able to get tuition and other basic requirements to allow her achieve her academic dreams.

52.    Name:  Moses Tebuswek

Age/Gender:   12 year old boy

Meet Moses, a 12 year old boy who lives with his grandmother in a semi-structure house that has no windows and needs some renovations. Moses likes eating French fries and beef and loves playing soccer. His parents were both HIV+ positive and abandoned him to his grandmother who is in her elder years. Though Moses is HIV+ he helps his grandmother in the house work such as cooking food, fetching water, and collecting firewood. With the help of this sponsorship Moses can achieve his dreams of becoming a soldier.

53.    Name:   Josepine Mbabazi

Age/Gender:    10 year old girl

Meet Josephine who is described as humble and active, especially in activities like skipping ropes. Josephine and her parents are all HIV+ and on ART. Her parents are sickly and have less energy to look after their children. The father can only cultivate food for home consumption, thus leaving other basic necessities untouched. Her family lives in a grass thatched house which is too small for the occupants in the family

54.     Name:    Brenda Nansalo

Age/Gender:    6 year old girl

Meet Brenda who lives with her mother and three siblings in a semi-structured house. Brenda and her mother are both HIV+ and on ART at Kiganda Health Center IV in the Mubende district. She loves singing and enjoys eating bananas and chicken. Brenda’s father died three years ago, but Brenda remains in remorse over her loss and sheds tears whenever her father is brought up. Despite her mother’s effort to look after the family her income is insufficient to handle all family needs.

 

55.     Name:    Lawrence Ssembalirwa

Age/Gender:    12 year old boy

Meet Lawrence who lives with his father in a semi-permanent house. Both Lawrence and the father are HIV+ and on ART. Lawrence is always sick, but despite this he continues walking long distances to his school. The father is a peasant farmer and can only afford to cultivate food for home consumption because he has less energy due to his illness. With the help of this sponsorship program he will be able to achieve his dreams.

 

56.   Name:   Shafinah Namutebi

Age/Gender:   8 year old girl

Meet Shafinah who lives with her mother and five siblings. They live in a small grass thatched house and the mother does farming on a rented piece of land to feed the children. Shafinah is a blind child who needs special care and needs to attend a specialized disabled school to complete her studies. Her mother is traumatized and stressed because she has given birth to more than two children with deformities. The father and his relatives have abandoned them and no one around cares to support her family.

 

57.   Name:    Adam Mulinde

Age/Gender:    9 year old boy

Meet Adam who lives with his mother and five siblings. They live in a small grass thatched house, and the mother does farming on a rented piece of land to feed the children. Adam has a defect on his head and at the age of 7 months his head increased in size causing him to be taken for surgery. His head problem is different from the kids born with large heads which makes it important that he goes for review every 6 months at Cure the Children of Uganda Hospital in the Mbale district.  His father and his relatives have abandoned them.

 

58.  Name:  Sophia Nalukwago

Age/Gender:   7 year old girl

Meet Sophia, a 7 year old girl described as quiet, smart and helpful. She likes working in the garden and loves music. Sophia and her parents are HIV+ and on ART. The family rents a one roomed house with no basic facilities like toilet, bathroom, or a kitchen. Sophia’s father abandoned his wife and the children after knowing of his HIV positive status. The mother is a peasant farmer who earns very little to support her children.

 

59.   Name:   Ronald Wasswa

Age/Gender:   6 year old boy

Meet Ronald, a 6 year old boy who is a bright and comes from a deserving family. Everyone calls him Ronnie; he enjoys playing soccer and eating French fries. Ronnie and his parents are both HIV+ and on ART, despite all their efforts and the dedication towards education they have for their children. The parents are very weak and have less energy to look after the family. Through this sponsorship program Ronnie will be able to achieve his academic dreams.

60.   Name:  Walakira Bwambale

Age/Gender:   9 year old boy

Walakira is an active little boy who enjoys playing soccer. He likes to go to school and spend time with his classmates. Walakira lives with parents who are HIV+ and on ART in a small grass thatched house. He is also HIV+ and has a heart problem. He helps out at home with folding the clothes and cleaning the courtyard. To support her son, his mother works as a maid to a neighboring home. With the help of this sponsorship program he will be able to achieve his academic dreams.

 

 

61 - Profile for Nanyanzi Sharon

Nanyanzi Sharon (female): 5 years old, lives in Mubende

Sharon is an active little girl who enjoys playing with her dolls and eating bananas and groundnuts. Sharon lives with her parents who are HIV+ and on ART in a small grass thatched house. She is also HIV+ and has red eyes. She helps out at home by cleaning the courtyard. Sharon's family uses a firewood stove for cooking. To support her daughter, her mother works as a maid to a neighboring home. With the help of this sponsorship program she will be able to achieve her academic dreams

62 - Profile for Matovu charles

Matovu Charles (male): 9 years old, lives in Mubende

Charles is a 9 year old boy who loves to play soccer and is in his second year of primary. He lives HIV positive with his father, who has a heart problem, and his mother, who has less energy to help the husband in the household requirements. All Charles’s siblings died of HIV and the family is depressed because of this trauma. With your help through the sponsorship program, the family will receive basis necessities and free up funds to pay for the medication of his father who needs to stay healthy and continue to provide for his family.

63 - Profile Kisakye Mitchelle

Kisakye Mitchelle (female): 2 years old, lives in Mubende

Mitchelle is a two year old girl with an egocentric attitude towards her toys. Mitchelle’s family dynamic is quite strained. Her father is an alcoholic, which leaves her mother to care for the family. Her mother does her best, but the family relationship is aggressive and unstable.  The family lives in a small grass thatched house with on basic needs in the household. With the help of a sponsor, Mitchelle and her family will receive family support and guidance for better family relationships.

64 - Profile for Kakooza Frank

Kakooza Frank (male): 14 years old, lives in Mubende

Meet Frank, a 14 year old boy who lives with a helpless 70 year old grandmother in one roomed mud house. He likes playing soccer and his main job at home is cultivating in the garden. Frank’s parents abandoned him when he was 8 months old. He says work at home is too much for him, which limits him to go to school. This problem of missing classes is also attributed to the long distance Frank walks to attend class. With this sponsorship program he will be able to achieve his dream of becoming a doctor.

65 - Profile for Nakimuli Noeline Namuli

Nakimuli Noeline (female): 10 years old, lives in Mubende

Meet Noeline,a young girl who lives with her mother in a one rented room with her four siblings. Noeline loves to take care of her mother who is a widow. The main jobs Noeline does at home are washing utensils and mopping the house. The mother is a peasant farmer who borrows people’s land to cultivate food to feed the children. Through this sponsorship program Noeline will be able to get tuition and other basic necessities at home.

66 - Profile for Nasuuna Jackie

Nasuuna Jackie (female): 15 years old, lives in Mubende:

Jackie is a 15 year girl who is HIV positive and on ART. She loves to socialize with friends and has the desire to grow into a strong and powerful woman as she understands that the key to her future is education. Her father dies three years ago leaving the family to be dealt with by the mom. With the help of sponsorship, her family will receive the counseling they need to support their child in achieving her dreams. Jackie’s mother is also HIV positive, but works as a pump attendant to a local petrol station in the suburbs of Kassanda Town, Mubende district in Uganda.

67 - Profile for Kalule Ashiraf

Kalule Ashiraf (female): 15 years old, lives in Mubende

Ashiraf is HIV positive on ART and is described as quiet, smart and helpful. She likes working in the garden and loves music, dance, and drama. She also enjoys watching and playing soccer. She stays with her mother who makes snacks like chapati and sumbusas alongside the road. Her mother is an important client who rents a mud poor house of one room in a bad condition. With the help of this sponsorship program Ashiraf will be able to achieve her dream of getting cured of AIDS and becoming an international footballer.

68 - Profile for Buyinza Maureen

Buyinza Maureen (female): 11 years old, lives in Mubende

Maureen is an 11 year old girl who lives with her mother and nine siblings in a semi structure house.  Maureen’s family is all HIV positive and seven of them are on ART and the four are still on septrine. Maureen’s father is an alcoholic and abandoned the family because they were always sick and he was not able to pay schools tuition for his children. He took it as a burden and decided to run away, which leaves the mother to take care for the family. Her mother does her best, but the family relationship is aggressive and unstable. With the help of a sponsor, Maureen and her family will receive family support and guidance for better family relationships.

69 - Profile for Mugalura Ashiraf

Mugalura Ashiraf (male): 4 years old, lives in Mubende

Ashiraf is a 4 year old boy who lives with his mother who works as a maid in someone’s home. He likes drinking milk and eating ice cream and enjoys playing with toy cars and toy pistols. Ashiraf’s father abandoned the family and went to a neighboring country to hide after neglecting his responsibilities. His mother is renting a small one room in a rural area in a very poor condition. His mother sometimes sells vegetables alongside the road. With the help of this sponsorship program Ashiraf will be able to achieve his academic pursuit of knowledge and future career dreams.

70 - Profile for Namuleme Maria Bridget

Namuleme Bridget (female): 11 years old, lives in Wakiso

Bridget is a 11 year old girl who lives with her mother in one roomed house in a slum area in Wakiso. She is described as being smart and very active. She loves to socialize with friends and read short stories. Bridget desires to grow into a strong and powerful lawyer and she understands that the key is education.  Despite all of her efforts to learn, her mother, who is selling cooked food in evening local market, has insufficient income to pay for her tuition.  The father abandoned the family and resorted to drinking alcohol from morning to evening and he is now living on the streets. With help of this sponsorship program Bridget can achieve her goal of becoming a lawyer

71 - Profile for Namukwaya Maria Nicholate

Namukwaya Nicholate (female): 9 years old, lives in Wakis

Nicholate is a joyful and well-behaved little girl. She likes using colored pencils to draw. She also enjoys going to school, with English being her favorite subject. She lives with her mother and three siblings in one small poor conditioned room in a slum area in Wakiso. Her mother sells cooked food in evening local market and she also washes people’s clothes around the village, but despite all her efforts the income is insufficient to cater for the children. The father abandoned the family and he resorted to drinking local beer during the day and evening so that the children often find him sleeping alongside the road drunk during the day. Through this sponsorship program Nicholate can achieve her goal of becoming a medical doctor.

72 - Profile for Nabukenya Laila

Nabukenya Laila (female): 8 years old, lives in Mubende

Meet Laila, an 8 year old girl who lives with her mother in house made of dry banana leaves with her sister. Laila loves eating matooke and chicken and she enjoys playing with herself with hand-made dolls from banana fibers.  Laila’s mother is a casual laborer on peoples’ farms who works for a day’s food for her children. The father died in an accident when Laila was only two years old and left her helpless mother to cater for the children. Laila’s family has no basic home needs like beddings, utensils, and there is free entry and exit to their house for dangerous insects and animals; the house is too small for the three occupants. With the help of this sponsorship program Laila will be able to achieve her goal of becoming a nurse.

73 - Profile for Ssekatte Brian

Ssekatte Brian (male): 7 years old, lives in Mubende

Meet Brian, a 7 year old boy who lives with the Director of the school where he studies. Brian lost his parents and has no relatives that will take him in. He sleeps in one home to another and at times sleeps in a bush. He is malnourished and poor looking. He has no clothes or shoes to put on and he has not been bathing for almost two months. Though Brian lacks school fees and scholastic materials, he also needs medical care support and some nutritious foods to boost his life. Through the sponsorship program Brian can achieve his goal of becoming a medical personnel

74 - Profile for Nakayima florence:

 Nakayima Florence (female): 14 years old, lives in Mubende

 

Meet Florence, an orphan who lives in Kyoga Kassanda, Mubende with her helpless mother, who is HIV positive and on ART,  with three brothers and four sisters. Her mother works as a casual laborer on peoples farms.  It’s now been five years since Florence lost her father who died of AIDS. She tested negative and likes playing netball, music, and dancing. She is in her fifth year of primary and her mother described her as smart and helpful. Florence has problems with lack school fees and some scholastic materials to meet her dream of becoming a teacher. With your assistance through this child sponsorship program Florence can continue to thrive as she works hard to advance to the next grade level.

75 - Profile for Nakyanzi Oliva:

 Nakyanzi Oliva (female): 7 years old, lives in Mubende

Oliva is known for being well-behaved and very active in all her activities. Her favorite game is netball and music. Oliva was given to her grandmother when she was at the age of one. Oliva’s father died and mother abandoned her. Oliva likes studying and she is now in her third year of primary and she is progressing well, but she has a problem of lack of school fees, clothes, and she often falls sick though she tested HIV negative. Oliva’s grandmother is a peasant farmer who does casual labor on people’s farm. With the help of child sponsorship program Oliva will be able to achieve her dream job of becoming a nurse.

76 - Profile Kanyerezi Asnasio

Kanyerezi Asnasio (male): 11 years old, lives in Mubende

Asnasio is an 11 year old boy with an egocentric attitude towards playing football. He likes eating matooke, rice, and beef meat. His major activity at home is helping his mother in the garden, and fetching water at home.  Asnasio’s family dynamic is quite strained. Asnasio’s father abandoned him when he was only five years old, and he left Asnasio’s mother to care for the family. His mother does her best, but the family relationship is aggressive and unstable with the needs like school fees , scholastic materials and clothes.  The family lives in a small mud wattle house with basic needs in the household. With the help of a sponsorship program Asnasio will be able to attain his dream of becoming a medical doctor.

77 - Profile for Wanyana Dorothy:

 

Wanyana Dorothy (female): 6 years old, lives in Mubende

 

 

Dorothy is a 6 year old girl who studies in her first year of primary and loves to play games like making bears and skipping. She always cleans the courtyard as her usual housework at home. Despite of all her efforts her father abandoned her to a helpless mother who was forced to take care of the family and finds it difficult to make ends meet and pay for her school fees, scholastic materials, and medication for Dorothy who often falls sick. With your help through the sponsorship program, the family will receive basis necessities and have the room to free up funds to pay for tuition and also to achieve her dream of becoming a teacher.  

78 - Profile for Kibalama Abbey

Kibalama Abbey (male): 10 years old, lives in Mubende

Meet Abbey, a 10 year old boy who likes to play football and loves to eat matooke and groundnuts. He lives with his grandmother as his father died of fever and he was abandoned by his mother at an early age of 4 years.  The grandmother is very old at an age of 80 years and Abbey has 7 siblings. Out of the seven two are positive. Abbey has find difficulties with school fees, scholastic materials and the grandmother has no land to carry on farming and cater for the abbey. With the help of sponsorship program Abbey will be able to achieve his dream of becoming a doctor.

79 - Profile for Namatovu Prosy

Namatovu Prosy (female): 7 months old from Mubende

Meet Prosy who is a 7 months old girl. Her mother is a young parent, who was impregnated after when she went to Kampala city to look for baby seating jobs. The mother was raped by a gang of 3 men whom she cannot remember as of now. Prosy’s mother is 16 years old, not working neither, and does not have a permanent home where she can go to look after her child. This younger mother dreams of seeing her child grow up and becoming an adult, and also hopes she will become a lawyer! During this home visit made by the CSP team, Prosy was found to be lacking so many basics because the young lady is extremely vulnerable and need support of any kind. She is in need of things such as: clothes, food, seeds, counseling, home basics, and an IGA to help support herself and Prosy. She struggles to make ends meet. Therefore we call up all sponsors around the world to help support Prosy and her mother.

80 - Profile for Namatovu Jane

Namatovu Jane (female): 15 years old, lives in Mubende

Jane is 15 year old living with her grandmother and five siblings in a very poor mud wattle structure house. Jane is HIV positive and on ART. She has been with on and off fever making her miss classes and at times miss end of year examination, thus causing her to stay in the same class for more than one year.. Jane’s parents abandoned her at the age of 9 years because of their ill way of living. With help of this sponsorship program Jane can get school fees and get some for buying nutritious foods.