Here are some incredible stories of the lives we are impacting in Uganda.
Marvin has never been to school and he nor his father know how old he is. We’d guess around 9. He lives in a small room with mother and father. His father told us that he sometimes works but makes only about 1000 shillings a day (about 40 cents) ….
Wilson is a 14 years old who stays with his mother and brothers. His mother (the bread winner) makes a living by selling snacks like chips on the road side in the Gayaza trading center in the evening. He has two brothers and two sisters but only lives with the brothers…
Bashir lives with his mother and father together with his siblings. He is the fourth born of 10 children
His mother is unemployed and his father owns a retail shop in one of the trading towns in Kampala.
Semakula George is one of the easy going kids at Rising Star and is always telling jokes.
He studies at Gayaza Church of Uganda Secondary School in senior two on a half scholarship. Since the father abandoned the family, George has to work at odd jobs to pay the rest of his fees and other school dues. These odd jobs may be fetching water, working as unskilled labor at building sites, and at carpentry workshops among others things.
Nganda comes from a family of four children, he is in primary four (third grade). He lives with his grandfather while his siblings stay at home with their mother. The grandfather requested for a helping hand because he had been diagnosed with diabetes, he also had a stroke that left his left hand paralyzed.