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New Uganda Children’s Program

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We are so excited to be starting 2019 off with the addition of a brand new Forward Edge ministry location.

Our newest Child Sponsorship program, Light A Candle, serves 400 children in some of the most difficult areas of Kampala, Uganda. Kampala comprises 3.5 million people within the city limits, including 57 slum areas where the poorest of the poor reside. Of those living within these slums, 50% are children under the age of 15.

Slum life is one of abject poverty, poor sanitation and exposure to high crime. Most families have little to no income and have to try and sell any trash they can find on the street for something to eat. Prostitution and drug use are common and law enforcement is very poor. Most children have only one parent, or none at all, due to the HIV/AIDS epidemic; they are not in school and are left alone a lot which puts them at very high risk of abuse, assault, and sexual exploitation.

Just like most African countries, Uganda has experienced a lot of political instability which has affected its social and economic growth. As a result, the rate of orphaned children and poverty continues to increase annually.

By providing meals, education, and mentoring, we are giving these precious children opportunities that brighten their futures, protect them from disease, crime, drugs, sexual abuse, and help them reach their full, God-given potential.

You can offer these children hope through becoming a child sponsor. Please visit our Uganda Child Sponsorship page to meet our new kids! If you have any questions or would like more information about Uganda or any of our other ministry locations please contact us at children@forwardedge.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

You can also serve these children, their families, and community personally by taking a team of 10 or more on a short-term mission trip to uganda!

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Transform a Child's Life Through Sponsorship

Habari (Hello), my name is Belinda Peyton

  • location

    Uganda

  • 13 yrs. old

    05-18-2007

Entered the program: January 2019

Belinda lives with her uncle and eight other children. She came to live with his family in 2015 because it was unsafe for her to be home alone while her mother was gone to work. Belinda is able to have her own bed and the family has a small vegetable garden which all the kids help tend. 

Her cousins, Joram and Bridget, are also in the Light A Candle program.

 

Sponsorship Level What's this?

Three $38 sponsorships are needed to cover the complete holistic care of one child. Cover one, two, or three sponsorships.