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Viola’s Story

Viola lives in the slums of Kampala, Uganda with her parents and five siblings. Living conditions in this area are cramped and unsanitary. Viola’s family lives in a small, brick, two-bedroom house. The whole family shares one room and the other one is used to house chickens and a goat that are being raised to sell. 

When the lockdown measures hit the world this spring, each of our programs had to pivot from their normal services at schools, churches and community centers, and venture out with more home visits to care for our children. This cost a bit more, but we knew it was what we needed to do. 

Viola is one of the children our team in Uganda visited. During one of the home visits, we realized that Viola and her siblings were sleeping almost on bare ground. They were sleeping on thin, dirty, browned pieces of pad that had to be put together for one to sleep on, along with torn-up blankets that can hardly bring warmth in the cold.

Our staff realized Viola was one of the children who, whenever they got the chance to meet up with her, either had a cough or flu,  and if not, she was complaining of back and body pains. This could have been a result of the poor sleeping conditions. 

Our Uganda team got together and decided to get two mattresses and three blankets for the family. 

Our Uganda team reports, “The joy, gratitude, and tears in their eyes when receiving the beds and blankets was worth a memory in our hearts and they now sleep comfortably like they should.” 

God used this pandemic to lead our staff to Viola’s home where they discovered this serious need for a real bed. God reached out to Viola with His tangible love not just in spite of this horrible season,  but through it

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Ka wula (hello), my name is Abdul Rahim

  • location

    Ghana

  • 8 yrs. old

    07-07-2015

Entered the program: March 2023

Abdul Rahim (who goes by Rahim) lives with his parents and two older siblings in a single rented room. They have access to electricity but sometimes live in darkness for many days when their power runs out and they cannot buy more. The community has piped water once a week so the village women must travel long distances in search of other sources.

Rahim’s family is Muslim. His parents are unemployed. They live on less than $1 a day and occasional from the help of friends. Sometimes there is no food for the family.

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